Mass Cultural Council believes that the work of individual artists is at the core of a thriving and vital society.
As such, we are excited to announce the launch of the 2018 Artist Fellowships, our program supporting excellence in individual artists. The Artist Fellowships are unrestricted, anonymously judged, competitive grants for individual artists in recognition of artistic excellence of creative work.
Fellowship awards are currently $12,000. Finalist awards are $1,000. Please note that award amounts are contingent upon legislative appropriation.
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 2, 2017.
Mass Cultural Council will accept applications in Choreography, Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, and Painting beginning December 15, 2017. Deadline: Monday, January 29, 2018.
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.
Listen to Road to Garrison with Shannon Heaton (Traditional Arts Fellow ’16) on flute
Image and media: Kim Carlino (Drawing & Printmaking Fellow ’16), LANDSCAPE 1, exhibiting at Hope and Feathers Framing and Printing in Easthampton Aug 3-Sep 2; audio of Shannon Heaton (Traditional Arts Fellow ’16) playing Irish flute, with George Keith on fiddle and Matt Heaton on guitar.