Kelley Baker receives the Partner Award from the Fredericksburg Athenaeum

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For 2012, Kelley Baker and his film, Dangerous: Kay Boyle, is the recipient of a Partner Award from the Fredericksburg Athenaeum.  This grant award is intended to help complete a unique film highlighting a significant subject in American Letters and reflective of the merits of Mr. Baker’s extraordinary undertaking now over 20 years in the making.

In determining the merits for the award, the Athenaeum took into consideration three factors:

• the importance and uniqueness of the project’s subject and scope
• the monies awarded will have a tangible effect in helping the project to fruition
• the filmmaker’s track-record in independent cinematic art.

Mr. Baker, a resident of Portland, Oregon, has for the last four years had a strong Fredericksburg connection. He has taught his nationally recognized filmmaking workshops each summer since 2008 as a guest of the Fredericksburg Athenaeum and its signature project the Rappahannock Independent Film Festival and is currently serving as a guest artist to the Athenaeum’s future programming initiatives.

“When there’s the opportunity to help bring something essential back into view, just watching isn’t an option. The Athenaeum is pleased to support the film Dangerous: Kay Boyle, from filmmaker Kelley Baker. It represents the rediscovery of a valuable piece of our literary past, and therefore a piece of our literary future. Bringing her story to a new generation of Americans is essential and we welcome the opportunity to see this important film finished close-up.” – Paul Lewis, Founder and Director, Fredericksburg Athenaeum

The Athenaeum is proud to be a project partner to Kay Boyle: Dangerous. We hope to help make a difference in seeing this important film’s completion and release to the public.

What does this mean to you?

Well, the Fredericksburg Athenaeum is a federally recognized 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization, established in 2003 and dedicated to the promotion of the arts and letters through creative programming, conversation and education.

That means that if you donate to Dangerous: Kay Boyle through the Fredericksburg Athenaeum you are eligible to take a tax deduction.

The Athenaeum has sponsored or facilitated hundreds of special events in Fredericksburg, VA and the region and plays an important role in the progressive development of the area’s cultural community.

They have also started The Athenaeum Films Project in support of films and film work, which celebrate literary achievement of unique importance and value to the modern cultural landscape.

The AFP is designed to support and produce work that reflects literary subject matter and to provide opportunities within this exploration for the local, regional and global community we serve.

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