Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tennessee Arts Commission: Individual Artist Fellowships

Deadline: January 23, 2012 (ONLINE) and (RECEIVE) or (Hand Delivery)

Individual Artist Fellowships (IAF)
Tennessee Arts Commission

Nashville, TN
Fiscal Year 2013

This award provides fellowships to outstanding professional artists who live and work in Tennessee. No matching funds are required and no specific project has to be carried out with the funds. The Commission anticipates that each fellowship in FY 2013 will be $5,000. In the coming year, the Tennessee Arts Commission may award up to two (2) fellowships each in Craft, Design, Media, Visual Art, Dance, Music, and Theater, as well as three (3) in the Literary category.

Fellowship applicants must be at least 18 years of age and be legal residents of Tennessee at the time of application with a Tennessee mailing address.

Individuals may apply in only one fellowship category each fiscal year. Those artists who have received full or partial (“Honorable Mention”) fellowships in the past may not reapply for a fellowship.

This award is designed to recognize professional artists, i.e. those individuals who either by education, experience, or natural talent engage in a particular art form or discipline. To qualify, an artist must be financially compensated for his or her work, and this compensation must be a significant source of support for their livelihood.

Visual Arts
• Craft
• Design (Graphic design)
• Media (Film, Video, and Photography)
• Visual Art (Three-Dimensional Work)

Two Deadlines exist for this grant.
1. The online eGrant must be submitted electronically by Monday, January 23, 2012 by 4:30 p.m. (CST).
2. The printed application and required documents/materials must also be postmarked or hand-delivered to the Tennessee Arts Commission by Monday, January 23, 2012 by 4:30 p.m. (CST).

Individual Artist Fellowship General Instructions

Individual Artist Fellowship Application Instructions

Individual Artist Fellowship Application - eGrant

Visual Arts, Craft, Media, and Design:

Julie Horn
Director of Visual Arts, Craft, and Media
phone: (615) 532-9798.

For more information, visit

Tennessee Arts Commission
401 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243-0780