Apply Now for a 2012 Kresge Artist Fellowship
Emerging and established metropolitan Detroit literary and visual artists may now apply for a $25,000 Kresge Artist Fellowship at www.kresgeartsindetroit.org.
Kresge Artist Fellowships are funded by The Kresge Foundation and administered by the College for Creative Studies, with professional practice opportunities for the selected fellows provided by ArtServe Michigan.
In the 2013-14 cycle, 36 fellowships will be evenly distributed among the categories of literary arts, visual arts, music/dance, and film/theater. In 2013, the fellowships will provide support for nine literary artists and nine visual artists living and working in metropolitan Detroit (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties), whose commitment to artistic achievement in contemporary or traditional forms is evident in the quality of their work. In 2014, fellowships will be awarded to nine artists in music/dance and nine artists in film/theater.
The 2013 arts categories are defined as:
LITERARY ARTS Arts criticism in all categories (including literary, performing and visual), creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry, spoken word and interdisciplinary work (including experimental work, graphic novels, zines and other hybrid forms).
VISUAL ARTS Art and technology, book arts, ceramics, collage, drawing, fiber, glass, installation, metalwork, painting, photography, performance art, printmaking, sculpture, video art and interdisciplinary work (including experimental work and other hybrid forms).
The fellowships recognize creative vision and commitment to excellence within a wide range of artistic disciplines, including artists who have been classically and academically trained, self-taught artists and artists whose art forms have been passed down through cultural and traditional heritage. Kresge Arts in Detroit is committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. The fellows are selected through an open, competitive process as judged by independent panels of local and national artists and arts professionals.
Applications are only available online and must be completed by FEBRUARY 1, 2013