The Individual Artist Fellowship program recognizes artists in Nebraska. Fellowship recipients are chosen by a professional panel according to the merit of their work. Funds must be used for the creation of new art, presentations, training, and/or research.
The fellowship program rotates among three umbrella categories of artistic achievement: literature (fiction, non-fiction, poetry); filmmaking and performing arts (choreography, playwriting, composition, interdisciplinary performance); and visual arts (painting/drawing, photography, ceramics, installation, mixed media, printmaking, glass, sculpture, textiles, video).
This is a competitive program based on a professional peer review process. Applicants are adjudicated according to the merit of their work by out-of-state jurors selected for their expertise as established career professionals in the artistic discipline under consideration. Evaluation criteria are based on the quality of work, which includes innovation demonstrated by significant critical and aesthetic considerations explored through the art form.
Applicants may be awarded between $1,000 and $5,000 through the Individual Artist Fellowship program. Funds must be used for the creation of new art, presentations, training, and/or research.
The current application is for Literature and is open from August 8, 2023 to November 15, 2023.
Artist biography: An artist biography highlights your artistic practice and any previous exhibitions, education or related experience. Information included is similar to a CV/Resume, but is in paragraph form. It delivers how your career highlights have propelled you to your current position and where you are headed.
CV/Resume: A List format with relevant dates and details for each accomplishment, including educational, performance, publication, positions, etc. For additional guidance writing a CV, try this link, or try this link for an artist Resume. (not required for program)
Originating Artist: The artist submitting the work is who created the work, which can be differentiated from an artist who performs, interprets, or present a piece of work of another artist.