The application process for the 2022 Mary Kiesau Community Fellowship Fund is now open through Feb. 1, 2022.
TwispWorks and the Methow Conservancy announced creation of the fund in 2020. The fellowship was first offered this year.
The fellowship fund supports the independent, professional development projects of artists, photographers, naturalists and naturalist educators. Two $1,000 grants will be awarded for 2022. Recipients will be announced in March after an application review process.
Kiesau, who died in April 2020 after a battle with melanoma, was the Educational Programs Director with the Methow Conservancy for 13 years. She was renowned for her photography and environmental education business, Mountain Kind, for which she taught photography, naturalist and art classes. She was also a seven-year board member at TwispWorks. The fund is supported by donations from friends, family, and loved ones.
Find more information at https://twispworks.org/programs/mary-kiesau-community-fellowship-fund/.