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Individual Artist Fellows

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 121 artists applied and 25 were awarded fellowships in the following categories – one Masters; fourteen Established; and ten Emerging.

Masters Award ($10,000)

Jennifer Margaret Barker, Newark, Music: Composition

Established Professional Award ($6,000)

Fostina Dixon, Bear, Jazz: Performance
Howard Eberle, Lewes, Visual Arts: Painting
Knicoma Frederick, Wilmington, Folk Art: Visual Arts
Mara Gorman, Newark, Literature: Fiction
Eliezer Gutman, Wilmington, Music: Solo Recital
Harold Kalmus, Arden, Visual Arts: Crafts
Kim Klabe, Rehoboth Beach, Visual Arts: Works on Paper
Jack Knight, Long Neck, Visual Arts: Sculpture
Cassandra Lewis, Wilmington, Literature: Playwriting
Jame McCray, Smyrna, Dance: Choreography
Terry Miller, Milton, Literature: Creative nonfiction
Jane C. Miller, Wilmington, Literature: Poetry
Richard Raw, Wilmington, Folk Art: Music
Eric Zippe, Wilmington, Visual Arts: Photography

Emerging Professional Award ($3,000)

Ann Marie Brzozowski, Wilmington, Literature: Fiction
Shari Dierkes, Clayton, Visual Arts: Crafts
Siobhan Duggan, Lewes, Visual Arts: Works on Paper
Denise Eno Ernest, Newark, Visual Arts: Painting
Jason Jellick, Wilmington, Visual Arts: Photography
Carrie Sz. Kean, Milton, Literature: Creative Nonfiction
Todd Kilgoe, Bear, Jazz: Composition
Jack Mackey, Rehoboth Beach, Literature: Poetry
Theresa Angela Taylor, Dover, Folk Art: Visual Arts
Njideka Wiggins, Wilmington, Literature: Playwriting

Check out our special feature in for upcoming Fellow events.

Previous Artist Fellows by Year:

2020 |2019 | 2018 2017 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

To contact an individual artist, please email or call: Roxanne Stanulis, Program Officer, Artist Programs and Services, or 302-577-8283.

The next deadline for Individual Artist Fellowship applications will be Monday, August 2, 2021 by 4:30 p.m.

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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