NJ Artist Fellowships

Posted by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation on June 15, 2015

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Invites Applications for NJ Artist Fellowships

The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is accepting applications for the 2016 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships program.

Through the program, fellowships are awarded to practicing New Jersey artists to enable them to pursue their artistic goals. Awards are based solely on demonstrated artistic excellence.

For the 2016 program, the foundation will award grants to artists working in the areas of interdisciplinary performance, media/digital/electronic arts, painting, prose, and works on paper. Artists may use fellowship funds to pursue work in their artistic discipline, including purchasing supplies, studying in a workshop situation, renting studio space, or otherwise freeing up their time. Funds may not be used for travel out of the country, study as a matriculated student in either a graduate or undergraduate program, or to purchase “permanent” equipment (items whose resale value exceeds $350, or that has a life span of more than three years).

Eligible applicants include artists who are current residents of New Jersey. Applicants may not be matriculated students in a graduate, undergraduate, or high school program at the time of application or award.

Fellowship awards have ranged in the past from $7,000 to $12,000. The amount of the award is determined annually by the council from funding provided through the NJ hotel/motel tax. Because fellowships are awarded to applicants who demonstrate the highest artistic excellence, there is no award quota per artistic discipline or style. In 2015, out of a total of 207 applications, twenty fellowships were awarded in three categories, with grant awards totaling $187,500.

Visit the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.



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