Three artists win $25,000 R.I. Foundation grants

Rhode Islanders Anthony Giannini, Leslie Hirst and Daniel Sousa have each received $25,000 through the Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund. Above, screenshots from the trailer of Sousa's film
Rhode Islanders Anthony Giannini, Leslie Hirst and Daniel Sousa have each received $25,000 through the Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund. Above, screenshots from the trailer of Sousa's film "Feral," which has been nominated for Best Animated Short Film in the 2014 Academy Awards. / COURTESY DANIEL SOUSA
Rhode Island artists Anthony Giannini, Leslie Hirst and 2014 Academy Award nominee Daniel Sousa have been awarded $25,000 fellowships by the Rhode Island Foundation. The Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund has provided the funding for the $25,000 awards, which enable artists to spend more time on the creative process, concentrate on personal or…

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