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 139 artists applied and 19 were awarded fellowships in the following categories – one, Masters; twelve, Established; and six, Emerging. In addition, two artists earned an honorable mention.
Check out our special feature in DelawareScene.com for upcoming Fellow events.
Award Winners Update as of June 1, 2020
The June 10 Award Winners Awards Ceremony and Reception at the Biggs Museum to honor the 2020 Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowship recipients has been postponed. We are working with Museum staff to reschedule the Awards Ceremony later in the summer, if possible.
The good news…Award Winners XX, the exhibition featuring the work of the 19 artist fellows will be hosted at the Biggs Museum. Curator Ryan Grover and museum staff will install the Fellows’ work and make it available virtually until the Museum reopens. Videos, virtual tours, and web-based programs are in their plans.
Stay tuned for updates about CAMP Rehoboth and Cab Calloway School of the Arts, our other Award Winner exhibition partners.
Previous Artist Fellows by Year:
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 Monday, August 3, 2020 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.