2020 Delaware 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. Fellows are required to showcase their work in a public exhibition or performance, so we’ve set up a special section on for you to experience their work.

This year, the Division received work samples from 139 Delaware choreographers, composers, musicians, writers, folk and visual artists were reviewed by out-of-state arts professionals, considering demonstrated creativity and skill in their art form. The 19 selected fellows reside throughout Delaware including Dover, Lewes, Milford, Milton, Newark, New Castle, Rehoboth Beach and Wilmington.

Each year, the Biggs Museum of American Art, in partnership with the Delaware Division of the Arts, exhibits the work of Delaware’s Artist Fellows at the Award Winners exhibition.

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.

Biggs Museum of American Art
June 5 – July 23, 2020
Award ceremony and reception postponed until a later date

CAMP Rehoboth
Dates to be announced

Cab Calloway School of the Arts
Dates to be announced

Meet the Artist Fellows


Established Professional

Emerging Professional

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 our Grants for Artists page.


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