The Individual Artist Fellowships annually recognize individual artistic ability and creative excellence to encourage the continuing artistic development of the selected recipients. To be eligible for a fellowship, an artist must be at least 25 years old and must have been an Arkansas resident for at least one year at the time of application.
Individual Artist Fellowships are unconditional, non-matching awards made directly to individual artists. Awarded annually, these fellowships recognize the artistic creative excellence of the recipient’s work and enable the selected artists to devote more time and energy to creating their art and mastering their craft. Funding categories change each year.
Up to nine Individual Artist Fellowships worth $4,000 each will be awarded to artists in the following categories:
- Literary Arts – Poetry
- Performing Arts – Music Composition (Folk/Gospel/Jazz/Pop)
- Visual Arts – Painting (Paintings may include work on canvas, panel, or board, but not on paper.)
The Arkansas Arts Council is an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.