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The Artist Fellowship program encourages the continuing development of Connecticut artists.  The program provides competitive Artistic Excellence grants of $5,000; Artist Fellowship grants of $3,000; and Emerging Recognition grants of $1,000.  The funding provides an opportunity for artists to pursue new work and achieve specific creative and career goals.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS 
Connecticut artists of all disciplines.  Applicants must be:

  • at least 18 years of age; 
  • a citizen or a permanent legal resident of the United States;
  • a full-time resident of Connecticut for a minimum of one (1) year at the time of application; and must remain a Connecticut resident during the grant/funding period and actively working on the creation of new work

IMPORTANT NOTE
Fellowship awards are highly competitive and artists are encouraged to apply ONLY when they have created a substantial body of RECENT work that can be presented professionally.  Applicants must be the primary creator of original works of art.  Applicants will be asked to identify their work in
 one (1) broad category and up to four (4) general categories 

FUNDING
$5,000 – Artistic Excellence grants
$3,000 – Artist Fellowship grants
$1,000 – Emerging Recognition grants

FUNDING PERIOD
January 1, 2019 – December 30, 2019

GUIDELINES
FY19 Guidelines:  PDF 
Fellowship Broad Category Definitions:  PDF
Fellowship General Category Definitions:  PDF 

APPLICATION DEADLINE
on or before 11:59 pm, July 25, 2018

HOW TO APPLY
All applications must be submitted through an on-line portal.  Instructions on how to apply can be found on Page 5 of the guidelines.

QUESTIONS
For more information or questions, please contact Tamara Dimitri via email at 
tamara.dimitri@ct.gov.