FY25 Artist fellowship guidelines

APPLICATIONS OPEN: April 1, 2024
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 2024
AWARD AMOUNT: $5,000 (no match required)
ELIGIBILITY SNAPSHOT: Individual Artist, NV Resident, 21 years or older, non-student
PERIOD OF SUPPORT: July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025
STAFF CONTACTS: Stephen Reid, Artist Services Specialist | Sapira Cheuk, Artist Services Specialist

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

The Artist Fellowship Award recognizes committed artists living in Nevada who demonstrate sustained excellence in their work and have reached pivotal moments in their artistic practice. The Artist Fellowship is awarded as an honorarium and does not need to be used for any specific expenses or projects (applications for specific projects should be submitted to the Project Grant for Artists). 

By acknowledging outstanding artistic accomplishments across a body of work the program promotes public awareness and appreciation of the role of the artist in our society. In odd fiscal years the grant is open to visual artists and in even fiscal years it is open to performing and literary artists.

FISCAL YEAR 2025 VISUAL ARTS DISCIPLINE:

  • Two-Dimensional Works Category such as drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, or static digital works.
  • Three-Dimensional Works and New Genres Category such as craft-based practice, sculpture, installation, performance art, or time-based digital media. (Narrative and documentary filmmakers are ineligible.)

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be a current Nevada resident and have been in residence for at least one year prior to the date of the application
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have legal permanent resident status
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must not be enrolled as degree-seeking student
  • Individual artists applying for an Artist Fellowship must be actively practicing in the discipline 
  • Artists working in collaborations or in groups must apply as individuals
  • Artists who have previously received two or more Fellowships from the Nevada Arts Council are ineligible

AWARD AMOUNT: $5,000 (no match required)

Awarded funds will be disbursed upon receipt of the signed awardee documents. All awardees must complete a Final Report online within 45 days of the end of their grant cycle to stay in compliance and remain eligible for future Nevada Arts Council grants and awards.

REVIEW PROCESS/CRITERIA

Artist Fellowship Award applicants are evaluated using a concealed review process where each applicant is identified by a number for the purpose of panel discussion. A review panel will adjudicate and score eligible applications using the following criteria:

  • Clear demonstration of the artist’s intent and process (10 points)
  • Consistency in the exceptional caliber of the work (10 points)
  • Evidence of artistic impact or contribution such as influence within a specific community or genre of art (10 pts)

Application scores will be presented to the Nevada Arts Council Board for review and award consideration. For more information, please see the Grant Review Process in the current GRANT POLICIES.

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Review the current GRANT POLICIES for additional information about the requirements associated with Nevada Arts Council Grants
  2. Review the APPLICATION QUESTIONS AND SUPPORT MATERIAL 
  3. Complete the application online* at: https://nevadaartscouncil.submittable.com/submit

Click HERE for additional resources for applicants including a guide to submitting applications online.*If you need translation or language assistance, please contact the Grants Program at grants@nevadaculture.org.