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.
Read full program guidelines, eligibility requirements, and application instructions.
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.
Sunil Lal TR says
My name is Sunil Lal TR, from Kerala, India. I’m a printmaking artist, I would like to apply for this fellowship.
I wish to know the formalities about this fellowship.
Hello. Thank you for your comment. You mention being from Kerala, India. Assuming you’re still living there, I’m afraid you’re not eligible to apply for the Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowships, which are available to artists living in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. If you have questions about the program, please contact the Artists Department: http://www.massculturalcouncil.org/about/staff.asp#ARTISTS
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