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Delaware’s Individual Artist Fellowships recognize artists for their outstanding quality of work and provide monetary awards. Individual Artist Fellows are publicly acknowledged and benefit from the additional exposure to their work

This year, work samples from 126 Delaware choreographers, composers, musicians, writers, and visual artists were reviewed by out-of-state arts professionals, considering both demonstrated creativity and skill in their art form. Sixteen artists were selected for Fellowships and four Honorable Mentions.

Check out our special feature in DelawareScene.com with upcoming Fellow events.

Each year, the Biggs Museum of American Art, in partnership with the Delaware Division of the Arts, exhibits the work of Delaware’s Individual Artist Fellows. The Award Winners XVII exhibition, on view August 4 through October 22, recognizes the Fellows’ combined artistic accomplishments.

This year, the Division will recognize eighteen Delaware artists for the high quality of their artwork at the Award Winners XVII Reception and Award Ceremony on Wednesday, August 30 from 5  – 7 p.m. This reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Previous Artist Fellows by Year:
2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

About the Fellowship


The Division offers fellowships in the artistic disciplines of choreography, folk art, jazz, literature, media arts, music, and visual arts. Artists’ work samples are reviewed by nationally recognized out-of-state arts professionals, considering both demonstrated creativity and skill in the art form.

The awards—$3,000 for Emerging Artists, $6,000 for Established Professionals, and $10,000 for Masters—allow artists to pursue advanced training, purchase equipment and materials, or fulfill other needs that will help advance their careers.

The highest honor—the Masters Fellow—is reserved for those who meet rigorous criteria. Only one Masters Fellow can be awarded each year. Disciplines rotate every three years.

During the fellowship year, recipients are required to showcase their work in a public exhibit or performance in Delaware

For more details about the Individual Artist Fellowship program, please visit the Grants for Artist page.


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