Launched in 2004, IU's New Frontiers in Arts and Humanities program has invested nearly $13 million in projects involving more than 530 faculty members across the state. Funded projects for 2019-20 include new books, musical compositions, films, museum exhibitions and more.
The New Frontiers' grants help recipients tell other stories. Lasana Kazembe has recieved this award for his project titled "'The Voodoo of Hell's Half Acre': The Travelin' Genius of Richard Wright from Natchez to Chicago: A Blues Poetry Opera." His project also includes live performance, photography, and scholarly writing to tell the story.