January 14, 2022

Artist Nick Burns Named Recipient of Brandon Fellowship Alumni Studio at GCCA

Greenville, SC – Premier Arts Collective (PAC) has partnered with Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA) to award one Brandon Fellowship alumni a free artist studio at GCCA through August 2024. After a competitive selection process, artist Nick Burns was selected as the recipient of the new Premier Arts Collective Studio at GCCA.

“One of our chief goals at PAC is to provide opportunities for artists to create as a means of healing, therapy, and growth as an individual and artist. This partnership with GCCA allows us to do that in an impactful way within an exceptional space,” says Gene Krcelic, President of PAC. “Nick is not only an excellent artist but an even better person. We know he will use this studio space for his own development as an artist and do an incredible job impacting others as they use art as a vehicle for personal and communal impact.”

The new studio is located in a high-profile, renovated open studio space at GCCA, alongside the current class of the Brandon Fellows. As part of this partnership, Burns will also act as a mentor to the current Fellows and serve on the Brandon Fellowship Selection Committee.

“I am so glad to be coming back home to GCCA,” he explains. This opportunity will not only support my growth as a multi-disciplinary artist and teacher but also allow me to help talented visual artists from low-income communities make the most of the Brandon Fellowship opportunity and teach practical skills that can help build financial growth and success.

GCCA’s Brandon Fellowship is a 12-month program that each year aims to develop three emerging artists between the ages of 21-30 who represent the diversity of the Greenville community. The Fellowship provides a supportive environment, mentorship, and art education to help young artists launch their art career in our community or prepare for formal arts studies, foster a sense of community, and promote diversity in the visual arts.

About GCCA

Greenville Center for Creative Arts is a non-profit organization that aims to enrich the cultural fabric of the community through visual arts promotion, education, and inspiration. For more information, visit, call 864-735-3948, or check out GCCA on Facebook (Greenville Center for Creative Arts) & Instagram (@artcentergvl).

About PAC

Premier Arts Collective is an experiential non-profit organization offering healing and therapy through the arts and music to serve the underprivileged and those affected by trauma and abuse.  For more information, visit, or check out PAC on Facebook (Premier Arts Collective) & Instagram (@premierartscollective).