Are you a runner with a creative ambition? This episode is a deep dive into the Tracksmith Fellowship Program with two Tracksmith team members– Lee Glandorf (Director of Marketing & Communications) and Kamilah Journét (Marketing Manager). Tracksmith is an independent running brand that crafts performance apparel that celebrates both the style and culture of running. Last year, they launched the inaugural Tracksmith Fellowship Program, which supported 6 projects through a year-long creative grant, including the Grounded Podcast with Dinée Dorame! The current 2020-21 cohort is working on a range of projects spanning film, music, podcasting, sculpture, photography and design. In this conversation, Lee and Kamilah discuss the mission of the brand, the fellowship program origin story, and tips for future applicants.
In This Episode:
- Meet the 2020 Fellows
- Tracksmith Fellowship FAQ’s
- Meet Dinée Dorame, Host of the Grounded Podcast | Tracksmith Fellows
- Tracksmith Newsletters
- Instagram: @tracksmithrunning
- Twitter: @tracksmith
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tracksmithrunning
- Website: https://www.tracksmith.com/
- Lee Glandorf Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kamilah Journét Contact: email@example.com
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- Dinée Dorame (@dinee_pink22) | Grounded Podcast: Exploring the unique relationship between the runner and the land, diving into long-form conversations around running, land, community, and culture.
- Adrijan Assoufi (@adrijanassoufi) | Documentary: An exploration and portrait of present-day Iraq shared through the lens of the local running community and running culture in the region.
- Circa 95 (@circa95) | Hip-Hop Tracks: A Hip-Hop music project born at the intersection of arts, athletics, and social justice by @pattydukes and @rephstar.
- Andrea Masterson | Urban Design: A combination of visual media and writing, this project combines the urgent need for equity and representation in the sport with the language of urban design.
- Shawn Pridgen (@shawnmpridgen) | Photography: A photo essay on Black track and field athletes who run for Ivy League universities and HBCUs.
- SISU (@sisuhouse) | Pilgrimage Sculpture Series: Inspired by wayside trail markers used to guide pilgrims on their spiritual journey, a series of sculptural markers will be temporarily installed at various unobtrusive locations along the Boston Marathon course. (SISU is the art-world alias of LA-based animator, Bob Boyle.)
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Music by Jacob Shije (Santa Clara Pueblo, NM).
This podcast was made possible through the Tracksmith Fellowship Program.