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. Fellows are required to showcase their work in a public exhibition or performance, so we’ve set up a special section on DelawareScene.com for you to experience their work.
In 2022, the Division received work samples from 132 Delaware choreographers; composers; musicians; writers; and folk, media, and visual artists. The work samples were reviewed by out-of-state arts professionals who considered the demonstrated creativity and skill in each artist’s respective art form. Twenty-five artists were awarded fellowships in the following categories – one, Masters; 13, Established; and 11, Emerging. The 25 selected fellows reside throughout Delaware including Dover, Georgetown, Hockessin, Lewes, Magnolia, Middletown, Newark, Smyrna, Townsend, and Wilmington.
Masters Award ($10,000)
Linda Blaskey, Lincoln, Literature: Poetry
Established Professional Award ($6,000)
JoAnn Balingit, Newark, Literature: Creative Nonfiction
Joseph Barbaccia, Georgetown, Visual Arts: Crafts
Tim Broscious, Townsend, Music: Contemporary Performance
Jamie Brunson, Wilmington, Literature: Playwriting
Caleb Curtiss, Newark, Literature: Poetry
t. a. hahn, Middletown, Visual Arts: Sculpture
Jeff Knoettner, Wilmington, Jazz: Performance
Roger Matsumoto, Newark, Visual Arts: Photography
Isai Jess Muñoz, Hockessin, Music: Solo Recital
Mia Muratori, Wilmington, Visual Arts: Painting
Tad Sare, Wilmington, Media Arts: Video/Film
Aaron Terry, Wilmington, Visual Arts: Works on Paper
William Torrey, Middletown, Literature: Fiction
Emerging Professional Award ($3,000)
Stephanie Boateng, Newark, Visual Arts: Painting
Christina Durborow, Wilmington, Literature: Creative Nonfiction
Kiara Florez, Magnolia, Visual Arts: Painting
Gregory Hammond, Wilmington, Literature: Fiction
Jim Hawkins, Smyrna, Literature: Playwriting
Gail Husch, Wilmington, Visual Arts: Crafts
Alice Morris, Lewes, Literature: Poetry
Maia Palmer, Wilmington, Visual Arts: Works on Paper
TANKSLEY, Middletown, Music: Contemporary Performance
Leanna Thongvong, Dover, Folk Art: Visual Arts
Katie West, Wilmington, Visual Arts: Photography
Save the Dates!
The work of the Fellows will be featured in a group exhibition, Award Winners XXII, at the Biggs Museum of American Art tentatively set for June 3 through July 23, 2022 with an award ceremony and reception to be announced.
Selections from Award Winners XXII will later travel to CAMP Rehoboth in August 2022.
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 1, 2022 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.