Sri Lanka Express

 Santa Monica honors SL-Tamil transgender artist with $20,000  grant


The City of Santa Monica has honored a Tamil-Sri Lankan artist with one of its two $20,000 fellowships for artists specializing in storytelling.


The fellowships, described by the city’s cultural officials as "among the most robust, city-based individual artist support grants in the U.S.," were given to D’Lo, a queer/transgender writer/ performer and Dan Kwong, a veteran performance artist who has presented solo works since 1989, officials said. 


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