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 124 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. Seventeen artists were selected for Fellowships and four Honorable Mentions.
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|Lloyd Shorter||Wilmington||Music: Solo Recital|
|Dennis Beach||Wilmington||Visual Arts: Sculpture|
|Jack Clemons||Lewes||Literature: Fiction|
|Thomas Del Porte||Wilmington||Visual Arts: Painting|
|Ellen Durkan||Wilmington||Visual Arts: Sculpture|
|Maribeth Fischer||Lewes||Literature: Creative Nonfiction|
|David P. Kozinski||Wilmington||Literature: Poetry|
|Lawrence Stomberg||Wilmington||Music: Solo Recital|
|Joan Warburton-Phibbs||Wilmington||Dance: Choreography|
|Leah Beach||Rehoboth Beach||Visual Arts: Photography|
|Kevin Bielicki||Newark||Visual Arts: Sculpture|
|Joyce Chen||Wilmington||Music: Solo Recital|
|Jen Epler||Wilmington||Literature: Fiction|
|Gemelle John||Wilmington||Literature: Poetry|
|Lauren E. Peters||Wilmington||Visual Arts: Painting|
|Robert Waters||Lewes||Media Arts: Video/Film|
|Shannon Connor Winward||Newark||Literature: Fiction|
|Teresa Clifton||Milford||Literature: Fiction|
|Charles Guerin||Dover||Visual Arts: Works on Paper|
|Isai Jess Muñoz||Hockessin||Music: Solo Recital|
|Terence Roberts||Wilmington||Visual Arts: Photography|
Previous Artist Fellows by Year:
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.