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Beckmann Emerging Artist Fellowship

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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. Recipients of the grant award may use the $3,500 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 monetary award, recipients will receive professional development and growth opportunities through the Arts Council of Indianapolis.

The Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. Emerging Artist Fellowship Program was introduced in 2008 and since then, has provided 18 emerging artists with a total of $63,000 to participate in activities. For the purposes of this fellowship program, we define an emerging artist 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.” Additional considerations of an emerging artist include:

  • Eligible artists will have been working in or pursuing their field for at least one year, but no more than three years. Preference will be given to artists who have been out of school for at least one year.
  • An artist who is not currently pursuing an undergraduate degree. Those artists pursuing an advanced degree while pursuing a professional artistic career are eligible.
  • Age of the artist is not a consideration. Individuals who are mid-career and have chosen to switch to an artistic pursuit in a professional capacity are eligible (see #1).
  • An artist who may have a “day job” at the time of application but can demonstrate that he/she is pursuing their art form as a full-time career.

Application deadline: June 24, 2016

For application materials, please visit the website.

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