Applications Open March 1st- December 31st 2019

2018-19 Recipient Symone Titania

My name is Symone Titania Major and I am an award winning documentary

photographer, choreographer, poet, and Communication Arts Student from the Miami,FL town of Goulds. As an independent self-taught artist, community enthusiast, and local talent supporter, my main concerns have always been to show the authentic nature of each art form while curating a style that connects with one’s feelings and understanding of a portrayed
message through the depth and colour in my storytelling. With the passionate belief that as an artist my responsibility is to create an open communication platform in order to encourage sustainable solutions for a better community. Focusing my works towards the depiction of the dichotomy in which I live. Light and dark. Ugly and beauty. Love and hate. Problems and solutions.
      I understand the importance of having a high quality project and presentation as an
individual artist and this is why I study under local nonprofits to gain experience in curating
successful works. As a past marketing intern at MDC Live Arts , I am capable of strategically
promoting a body of work through different mediums of communication, as a current volunteer
of Artist Within Reach Organization I am able to practice my event planning skills by being
hands on with developing the structure of celebrity art based workshops. Volunteering within
the local organizations also allows me the opportunity to appreciate and connect with the
people of my community, which I believe is the heartbeat of any local inspired works.
     With my family as my foundation and a strong relationship with God, I believe in the
strength of love and unity, which drives me to spread prosperity and growth through my works,
in hopes of inspiring a peaceful and beautiful world to live in. And if granted this scholarship I
will be able to study Communication Arts at my school Florida International University, which will
give me the opportunity to create impactful work that will benefit and inspire my community.