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Arts Council Offers Beckmann Emerging Artist Fellowship

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Arts Council Offers Beckmann Emerging Artist Fellowship



The Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. Emerging Artist Fellowship Program awards two $3,500 fellowships each year to qualified and talented emerging artists in music, dance, theatre, literature, media and/or the visual arts.


An emerging artist is as an artist who shows exceptional promise, who has mastered the basic techniques in his/her art form, and who is attempting to launch a professional career in the arts.


  • June 8, 2017, 7pm – Application Workshop*
  • June 23, 2017, 5pm – Application Deadline
  • July 2017 – Determination of Fellowships
  • Jan. – Dec. 2018 – Term of Fellowships

*The workshop will take place at the Arts Council of Indianapolis, 924 N Pennsylvania Street. Please RSVP to


Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. was a founding board member of the Arts Council of Indianapolis in 1987. He was an active arts advocate, patron, a performing and visual artist, as well as a community leader. Upon his death in 2001, he bequeathed funds to the Arts Council for the creation of a fellowship program to support emerging artists of all disciplines in central Indiana. Since 2008, this fellowship has provided a total of $70,000 to 20 emerging artists.


For directions on accessing the online application and more information, visit


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