The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is accepting applications for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships program.
Through the program, fellowships will be awarded to enable practicing New Jersey artists working in the crafts, interdisciplinary performance, photography, or playwriting to pursue their artistic goals. Awards are based solely on demonstrated artistic excellence and not on any other merits that may be associated with the project or other factors.
Artists may use their fellowship award to pursue work in their artistic discipline, including purchasing supplies, studying in a workshop situation, renting studio space, or otherwise freeing their time. Fellowship funds may not be used for travel out of the country, study as a matriculated student in either a graduate or undergraduate program, or to purchase permanent equipment (equipment with a resale value exceeding $350, or having a life span over three years).
Eligible applicants include artists who are current residents of the State of New Jersey. Applicants may not be matriculated students in a graduate, undergraduate, or high school program at the time of application or award.
Fellowship awards have ranged in the past from $7,000 to $12,000. The amount of the award is determined annually by the council from funding provided through the NJ Hotel/Motel tax. Because fellowships are awarded to applicants who demonstrate the highest artistic excellence, there is no award quota per artistic discipline or style.
See the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.