Individual Artist Fellowships

The NAC Individual Artist Fellowships (IAF) program recognizes exemplary career achievements by Nebraska artists. The IAF program supports originating artists in their respective fields by providing public recognition and monetary awards.

The IAF program focuses on various major artistic disciplines on a three-year rotation, including Visual Arts, Literature, and Filmmaking and Performing Arts.

Congratulations to the 2015 Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature awardees:

$5,000 Master Artist Award
Paul Dickey, Poetry (Omaha)

$4,000 Distinguished Artist Award
Lindsey Baker, Poetry (Omaha)

$3,000 Distinguished Artist Award
Terry L. Schifferns, Fiction (Gibbon, NE)

$2,500 Distinguished Artist Award
Erik Campbell, Poetry (Lincoln)
Lisa Knopp, Nonfiction (Lincoln)

$1,000 Merit Award
Kailee Marie Pedersen, Nonfiction (Lincoln)
Amy Knox Brown, Fiction (Lincoln)
Kelly Madigan, Poetry (Lincoln)

For inquiries about the program, contact Launa Bacon, Artist Services Manager, at 402-595-3935.


The IAF Artistic Disciplines, in order of review year:


The following Program Guidelines apply to each of the Artistic Disciplines under review. For information particular to a given discipline, click on the links listed above:


The IAF deadline traditionally occurs every November, and rotates amongst the artistic categories. Upcoming application deadlines include:

  • Visual Arts: November 15, 2015
  • Performing Arts and Filmmaking: November 15, 2016



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