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.
Award Winners XVII now on view at CAMP Rehoboth
The Biggs Museum of American Art and CAMP Rehoboth worked in partnership to exhibit Award Winners in southern Delaware this year. Sixteen artists who received Fellowships from the Delaware Division of the Arts have work represented at CAMP Rehoboth. Visitors can expect to see visual arts from jewelry to paintings to photography, read excerpts from the writers, listen to musical selections, and watch dance. The show is on view through November 28, 2017.
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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