Argent Financial Group, a leading client asset services firm, announced today that the company will sponsor its sixth fellowship for the Hambidge Creative Residency Program.
Residents of Ruston and Lincoln Parish, Louisiana working in writing, visual arts, dance, ceramics, culinary arts, or music are eligible for the Argent Financial Distinguished Fellowship. This fellowship offers a $700 stipend and a two-week residency at the Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, Georgia. Applications will undergo assessment through the Hambidge Center’s panel review process.
“Argent Financial Group is honored to extend its commitment to the Hambidge Creative Residency Program,” stated CEO Kyle McDonald. “Our support not only encourages individual artistic growth and inspiration for future generations, contributing to a more vibrant and culturally enriched community in Ruston.”
The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, founded in 1934 as a retreat and sustainable farm, transformed into a competitive residency program in 1973. As the oldest arts residency program in the Southeast, it continues to attract a diverse artist community nationwide.
“We appreciate Argent’s continuous support in fostering creativity,” shared Kathryn Banks, Development Director at Hambidge Center. “Eager to offer the next Ruston resident a platform for creative exploration and expression.”
Past Argent Financial Distinguished Fellowship recipients include mixed media artist Maggie Boudreaux, author and illustrator Chlese Jiles, visual artist Frank Hamrick, musician Shayla Blake and inaugural recipient printmaking artist Raluca Iancu.
For more information and to apply, visit the Hambidge Center website at www.hambidge.org
About Hambidge Center
Established in 1934, The Hambidge Center nurtures creativity in all walks of life through a multidisciplinary residency program, innovative workshops, environmental initiatives, community programs, and exhibitions on its pristine wooded 600-acre creative sanctuary in the North Georgia Mountains. The Hambidge Cross-Pollination Art Lab provides studio space and dynamic arts programming in Atlanta. Through all its programming, Hambidge supports the creative process and presentation of bold ideas while building supportive and inclusive bonds of community.
About Argent Financial Group
Argent Financial Group (Argent) is a leading, independent client asset services firm offering individuals, families, businesses, and institutions wealth management, asset management, and asset servicing. The firm is responsible for more than $75 billion in client assets. Formed in 1990 in Ruston, Louisiana, Argent can trace its roots back to 1930. For more information, visit www.ArgentFinancial.com.