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 136 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. Twenty artists were selected for Fellowships and three Honorable Mentions.
Each year, the Biggs Museum of American Art, in partnership with the Delaware Division of the Arts, exhibits the work of Delaware’s Artist Fellows at the Award Winners exhibition. This year, Award Winners XIX will begin at the Biggs Museum and travel to CAMP Rehoboth, Rehoboth Beach and Cab Calloway School of the Arts, Wilmington. Exhibition dates will be announced soon.
Check out our special feature in DelawareScene.com with upcoming Fellow events.
Previous Artist Fellows by Year:
|Billie Travalini||Wilmington||Literature: Fiction|
|Susan Bernacik||Wilmington||Visual Arts: Works on Paper|
|Shawn Faust||Bear||Visual Arts: Painting|
|Don Foster||Dover||Literature: Fiction|
|Daniel Jackson||Claymont||Visual Arts: Photography|
|Shelley Kelley||Newark||Folk Art: Music|
|Leslie Hsu Oh||Middletown||Literature: Creative Nonfiction|
|Chet’la Sebree||Middletown||Literature: Poetry|
|IVA||Wilmington||Music: Solo Recital|
|Jenifer Adams-Mitchell||Frankford||Literature: Fiction|
|Kevin J. Cope||Newark||Music: Solo Recital|
|Kaitlyn Evans||Lewes||Visual Arts: Crafts|
|Matthew Glick||Claymont||Visual Arts: Works on Paper|
|Geraldo Gonzalez||Wilmington||Folk Arts: Visual Arts|
|Karen Hurley-Heyman||Newark||Literature: Poetry|
|Mary-Margaret Pauer||Bridgeville||Literature: Creative Nonfiction|
|D.H. Regnier||Newark||Music: Composition|
|Gregg Silvis||Newark||Visual Arts: Sculpture|
|G.W. Thompson||Lewes||Visual Arts: Painting|
|Shannon Woodloe||Wilmington||Visual Arts: Photography|
|Howard Eberle||Lewes||Visual Arts: Works on Paper|
|Jane Miller||Wilmington||Literature: Poetry|
|Jim Salt||Newark||Literature: Fiction|
To contact an individual artist, please email or call: Roxanne Stanulis, Program Officer, Artist Programs and Services, Roxanne.Stanulis@delaware.gov or 302-577-8283.
The next deadline for Individual Artist Fellowship applications will be Thursday, August 1, 2019 by 4:30 p.m.
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.