We’re excited to announce the launch of the 2016 Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Program. The Artist Fellowships are unrestricted, anonymously judged, competitive grants for individual artists in recognition of artistic excellence (please note the Traditional Arts category is not anonymously judged and has additional criteria).
There are two deadlines per fiscal year, divided by discipline. Applications are now being accepted in Drawing & Printmaking, Poetry, and Traditional Arts. Deadline: Monday, October 5, 2015.
MCC will accept applications in Choreography, Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, and Painting beginning December 15, 2015. Deadline: Monday, January 25, 2016.
- Pending approval by the Mass Cultural Council members in early September, the fellowship award amount will be increased this year to $12,000 (from $10,000). The finalist award will remain at $1,000.
- Applications in visual arts disciplines (this cycle, Drawing & Printmaking and Painting) are accepted through the CallforEntry.org (CaFE) system. Read an ArtSake post on preparing your images for CaFE.
- Applications in Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, and Traditional Arts are accepted through MCC’s online granting system.
Who should apply for an Artist Fellowship? Massachusetts artists creating original work who meet eligibility requirements (see guidelines) are encouraged to apply. Read our tips on applying for an Artist Fellowship.
Images: Sean Greene, HOW SOON IS NOW (2014), matte acrylic on canvas, 30 X 36 in; Ellen LeBow, REVELATION DELUGE (2010), black ink on white clayboard, 62x38x2 in; still from Paul Matteson‘s TAKE IT OVER TRIO.