In honor of Cole White Samuel, the son of long-time IPAY member and previous Mickey Miners Award Winner, Cheryle Hansen, TYA/USA has launched a vital new initiative as part of their Emerging Leaders in TYA Fellowship.
The Cole White Samuel Fellowship Fund supports an artist with a disability in the TYA/USA Emerging Leader Fellowship Program. Cole enjoyed going to the theatre so much but was limited to certain productions due to his disability. Through this opportunity, Cole’s memory can live on through the arts and support a person with a disability to discover their hopes and dreams.
Opportunity for Artists with Disabilities:
This year, supported by a generous donation, we are expanding the emerging leader fellowship program with a dedicated spot for a candidate who identifies as an artist with a disability. (This particular opportunity is open to American or Canadian artists).
Applications are due today, February 14. More information about the Emerging Leaders Fellowship can be found
We are incredibly saddened to hear the news of Cole passing. We know that he would be so proud of TYA/USA championing the work of artists with disabilities.