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. It is through the lasting generosity of Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. that we offer this fellowship opportunity to emerging artists throughout central Indiana.
The Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. Emerging Artist Fellowship Program awards two $3,500 fellowships each year to qualified and talented artists in music, dance, theatre, literature, media and/or the visual arts. The program consists of two distinct components. The first component, a monetary award in the amount of $3,500, will be awarded for supplies, instruction, workshops, studio or rehearsal space, or other uses specifically related to the growth and development of the artist’s artistic work. In addition to the grant, the fellows will receive professional development and growth opportunities through the Arts Council of Indianapolis. The Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. Emerging Artist Fellowship program seeks to introduce and provide experiences, connections, and relationships with professional arts institutions and professional artists in central Indiana.
Application released: April 23, 2018
Application workshops: May 24, 2018 @ 5:30pm | June 5, 2018 @10:00am
Application deadline: June 22, 2018
Adjudication: July 2018
Application notification: August 2018
Public announcement: September 2018
Support begins: January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019
For application guidelines and to apply, visit https://indyarts.org/grants/grants-for-individuals/beckmann-emerging-artist-fellowship
For more information, please contact Leesa Jing at (317) 631-3301 or LJing@indyarts.org.
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