The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces the 2019-2020 cohort of Citizen Artist Fellows, a curated group of artists who use their artistic practice to create positive social impact. Now in its fourth year, the Citizen Artists Fellow program recognizes a 2019-2020 class of eight change-makers representing every region of the country. Through a year-long engagement with the Center, Citizen Artist Fellows receive a national platform to advance their work, performance and career development opportunities, and mentorship from Kennedy Center leadership.
Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellows are chosen through a competitive nomination process and represent the artistic, geographic, and cultural diversity of America. The 2019-2020 Fellows:
Alysia Lee, singer, arts education advocate, and founder and artistic director of Sister Cities Girlchoir, working to empower girls through comprehensive choral training.