Individual Artist Fellowship Applications Due January 29

By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants –

Individual artists still have time to apply for an Individual Artist Fellowship (IAF). The application deadline is Monday, January 29, 2018, by 11:59 p.m. CST.

The Fellowship 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.

The FY19 categories are:

  • Visual Art: Three-Dimensional Work
  • Craft
  • Media: Film or Photography

Program director: Krishna Adams


  • Dance: Solo Dance Performance or Choreography
  • Music: Solo Instrumental Performance
  • Theater: Playwriting

Program director: Jared Morrison


  • Literary Arts: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction or Poetry

Program director: Lee Baird

If you have questions or need more information, please contact the relevant program director listed above.

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