We’re excited to announce that the Massachusetts Cultural Council 2011 Artist Fellowships program guidelines are now available. The Artist Fellowships are unrestricted, anonymously judged, competitive grants in recognition of artistic excellence.
If you’ve applied before, you may notice that the deadline structure has changed since previous years. There are two application periods for 2011 Artist Fellowships, divided by discipline. Applications are now being accepted in Music Composition, Playwriting, and Sculpture/Installation. Deadline: September 20, 2010.
Beginning December 1, MCC will accept applications in Crafts, Film & Video, and Photography. Deadline: January 24, 2011.
Who should apply? Generative Massachusetts artists who meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. In the current categories, this means:
- Music Composition – composers of original music including chamber, choral, electronic, experimental, symphonic, popular, band music, jazz, opera, solo work, and musical theatre.
- Playwriting – writers of original plays, screenplays, musical scripts, audiodramas, monologues and experimental or solo performance work submitted in script form.
- Sculpture/Installation – artists working in sculpture, installation, and cross-disciplinary forms such as interactive, event-based, and new media.
We know artists work in ways that are not easily categorized, and there might be creative work not mentioned above that still fits into the current application disciplines. So if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us.
Listen to an excerpt from A.P. by David Fiuczynski (Music Composition Fellow ’09)
Image and media: Pat Shannon (Sculpture/Installation Fellow ’09), OPEN HOUSE (2008), cut newspapers, acrylic gel, binder’s board 17 in x 24 in x 22 in; excerpt from A.P. by David Fiuczynski (Music Composition Fellow ’09).