Applications include the 2023 Artist Fellowship grant and the 2022 Writers’ Retreat
Dover, Del. (June 14, 2022) – The Division of the Arts’ Fiscal Year 2023 Artist Fellowship application is now open in smARTDE with a deadline of August 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET.
A new discipline will be offered this year: Visual Arts: Interdisciplinary for work that combines two or more of the Fellowship arts disciplines (Media Arts, Crafts, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Works on Paper). The FY23 Masters applications will be accepted in Visual Arts and Folk Arts from artists who have received an Established Fellowship prior to January 2016 in the same discipline.
Artist Fellowships are awarded to Delaware artists on a competitive basis for quality as demonstrated by creativity and skill in an art form. Applications are accepted in 20 artistic disciplines in the fields of choreography, folk art, jazz, literature, media arts, music, and visual arts.
Fellowships are designed to enable recipients to purchase equipment and materials, allocate working time, or fulfill other needs that will allow them to advance their careers (excluding foreign travel and lobbying). Fellowship recipients are required to present examples of their work to the public during their Fellowship year. Applicants select between Emerging or Established categories. The Masters Fellowship is available in select disciplines on a three-year rotating basis to artists who meet specific criteria. The Fellowship guidelines and application information are below.
2022 Delaware Writers’ Retreat
In addition to the Fellowship, the Division is planning to host the 2022 Writers Retreat in person from November 3-6, 2022. This low-cost multi-day retreat for Delaware creative writers will be held at the University of Delaware’s Virden Center in Lewes. Tara Campbell and Chet’la Sebree will be leading the workshops. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 15, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. ET.
The application process is competitive, and participants will be chosen based on the merit of their writing submissions. Applicants must submit either poetry or prose. Work samples will be juried in an anonymous review process to select up to 20 attendees from the pool of applicants split between poetry and prose.
If selected, the fee for the Retreat is $325, which includes a private room and most meals. Each room contains a bed, desk, small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. This is a tobacco-free facility. The Retreat guidelines and application information are below.
For both opportunities, applicants must 18 years or older, not currently enrolled in a degree or certificate granting program, and a Delaware resident for at least one year.
For additional artist opportunities, please visit our website at: arts.delaware.gov/grants-for-artists/
Contact: Leeann Wallett, Program Officer, Community Engagement
The Delaware Division of the Arts, a branch of the Delaware Department of State, is dedicated to cultivating and supporting the arts to enhance the quality of life for all Delawareans. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council, the Division administers grants and programs that support arts programming, educate the public, increase awareness of the arts, and integrate the arts into all facets of Delaware life. For more information about the Delaware Division of the Arts, visit arts.delaware.gov or call 302-577-8278.