About

Artapedia is a project of The DC Arts Writing Fellowship managed by 2016 Fellow Jonelle Walker. The Fellowship is funded through support from the National Endowment for the ArtsHumanities DCBRINKThe Clarice Smith Performing Arts CenterDCRE Residential, and individual donors.

The Fellowship is a project of the non-profit Day Eight. The mission of Day Eight is to empower individuals and communities to participate in the arts through the production, publication, and promotion of creative projects. To learn more about Day Eight please visit http://www.DayEight.org.

The Fellows +

 

jonelle-bio-pic-web-100wJonelle Walker is a 2016 DC Arts Writing Fellow with Day Eight. She is also a Theatre History and Performance Studies masters student at the University of Maryland, a freelance theatre writer, and the Artist-in-Residence and Literary Manager for Blind Pug Arts Collective. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Literature and Theatre Arts from American University in 2013. Tweet at her at @jonellelwalker.

 

tolszewsk-bio-pic-100w-webTricia Olszewski is a 2016 DC Arts Writing Fellow with Day Eight. She is also the chief film critic for the Washington City Paper and has written theater, television, movie, and music reviews for the Washington Post, TheWrap, Indiewire, Film Threat, and PopMatters. Born in Buffalo, New York, and based in Silver Spring, Maryland, Tricia is slowly coming to the realization that she needs to move farther south to avoid snow. Tweet at her at @tolszewski.

 

bio-pic-kcmcdr-100wKatie McDermott is a 2016 DC Arts Writing Fellow with Day Eight and a copywriter and social media manager for Plaza Artist Materials. She is also a freelance writer, musician and D.C. area native. She earned her undergraduate degree in English in 2010 and a master’s in Teaching in 2011, both from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She is also a freelance writer, musician and D.C. area native. Tweet at her at @kcmcder.

 

Robert Bettmann is the Director of the 2016 DC Arts Writing Fellowship. Tweet at him at @rbett.

The mission of Day Eight is to empower individuals and communities to participate in the arts through the production, publication, and promotion of creative projects. To learn more about our leadership, click here.