Premier Arts Collective and the Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA) have teamed up to award one alumni of the prestigious Brandon Fellowship a free artist studio through August 2024. Nick Burns, artist name “Ninja Picasso,” was awarded the new Premier Arts Collective studio, located in a high-profile, renovated open studio space at GCCA.
“One of our chief goals at PAC is to provide opportunities for artists to create as a means of healing, therapy, and growth as an individual and artist. This partnership with GCCA allows us to do that in an impactful way within an exceptional space,” says Gene Krcelic, President of PAC. “Nick is not only an excellent artist but an even better person. We know he will use this studio space for his own development as an artist and do an incredible job impacting others as they use art as a vehicle for personal and communal impact.”
Nick will act as a mentor to the current members of the Brandon Fellowship, guiding them in honing their skills as artists and community members.
“I am so glad to be coming back home to GCCA,” he explains. “This opportunity will not only support my growth as a multi-disciplinary artist and teacher, but also allow me to help talented visual artists from low-income communities make the most of the Brandon Fellowship opportunity and teach practical skills that can help build financial growth and success.”
Nick Burns performed as a live artist at PAC’s 2021 Changing Perspective, where he showcased his hip-hop expertise and his unique visual art abilities.
To check out more of Nick’s work, visit his Instagram Page!