By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design –
The Individual Artist Fellowship (IAF) provides $5,000 awards to outstanding professional artists (i.e. those individuals who by education, experience, or natural talent engage in a particular art form or discipline) who live and work in Tennessee. 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. No matching funds are required, and no specific project has to be carried out with the funds. Applications are due January 28, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. CST.
Accepted categories for FY 2020:
- Visual Art: Two-Dimensional Work
- Media: Film or Photography
- Dance: Solo Dance Performance or Choreography
- Music: Composition
- Theater: Acting
- Literary Arts: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction or Poetry
Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to read the grant guidelines before completing an application. For question or more information, contact the following Tennessee Arts Commission staff members. Please do not direct the same question to multiple staff, as this will slow down the response time.
Associate Director of Grants
firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-741-2093
Director of Visual Arts/Craft/Media/Design
email@example.com or 615-532-9798
Director of Performing Arts
firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-532-9801
Director of Literary Arts
email@example.com or 615-532-0493
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