Individual Artist Fellowships

The IAF 2020 cycle is now closed.
The Individual Artist Fellowship program recognizes exemplary work by Nebraska artists and provides support through public recognition and monetary awards of $1,000- $5,000. Professional, out-of-state jurors adjudicate work according to the merit of the artists’ work. The program rotates annually, highlighting different artistic disciplines each year.

Deadline for applications was November 22, 2019

Please select the appropriate link below for more information and to start your application.







Applicant must:

  • be 19 years old or older
  • be a resident of Nebraska for two years prior to the application date and remain a resident of Nebraska during the fellowship award period of one year.
  • submit proof of residency via notarized affidavit of residency, if selected, for the NAC office records.
  • not be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or certificate-granting program in the artistic field in which the application is being made.
  • be the originator of the work, not an interpreter of the work of others.

Previous fellowship applicants and recipients are eligible to reapply. Past recipients must complete their previous final report to be eligible, cannot submit work that was included in the winning application and can only apply every three years.

Review Criteria

This is a competitive program based on a professional peer review process. Out-of-state jurors adjudicate work based on the merit and quality of the artists’ work, criteria includes innovation demonstrated by significant and aesthetic considerations explored through their art form.  NAC selects jurors based on their expertise as established career professionals in the artistic discipline under consideration.

For more information, contact: Meagan Dion // 402.595.3935


2019 Individual Artist Fellowship | Visual Art Recipients


Francisco Souto

Aaron Holz

Michael Villarreal


Mary Zicafoose

Ella Weber

Bradley Peters


Sarah Berkeley

Holly Kranker

Rachel Mindrup


Congratulations to the 2019 IAF recipients!