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Colorado Springs artist awarded unrestricted $50,000 fellowship grant to continue his work

COLORADO SPRINGS — February is Black History Month, and News 5 is celebrating by spotlighting people of color making a difference in the community.

Award-winning playwright, poet, and Director of Fine Arts Idris Goodwin is one of 60 fellows to receive an unrestricted $50,000 fellowship grant from the United States Artists. The winners this year were chosen for their bold artistic vision and impact on society.

These awards aim to promote the work of these visionary practitioners to a broader public while allowing them to decide how to best support their lives.

“It’s about a diversity of artists dealing with a diversity of challenges. So maybe it’s rent, maybe it’s buying that studio, maybe it’s going toward that massive project that you’ve been desperately trying to make money for,” said Goodwin.

An anonymous person nominated Goodwin for the grant which is a culmination of hard work and perseverance.

“It’s

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