LD Jennifer Tipton named as a MacArthur Fellow for 2008

Posted on Friday, September 26th, 2008

Renowned US lighting designer and educator Jennifer Tipton has been named as a MacArthur Fellow for 2008. The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction. The Foundation does not require or expect specific products or reports from MacArthur Fellows, and does not evaluate recipients’ creativity during the term of the fellowship. The MacArthur Fellowship is a “no strings attached” award in support of people, not projects. Each fellowship comes with a stipend of US$500,000 to the recipient, paid out in equal quarterly installments over five years.

Read more about Jennifer Tipton and the MacArthur Fellows programme (and how to apply for a fellowship) at www.macfound.org