Jia Kim has been named one of eight recipients of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund in its 10th and final year. The scholarship, based at the University of Pennsylvania, invests in promising artists to help them begin their careers. Past recipients include the ballet dancer Misty Copeland (2008), who seven years later would be named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” and the actor André Holland (2008), who would go on to appear in “Moonlight” and “Selma.”
The fellowship has collaborated with several institutions every year, including the Lincoln Center Theater and the Juilliard School, to find qualified candidates. It was originally established with a 10-year life span. Including the current group, the fund has distributed $6 million to 70 up-and-coming artists.