California Arts Council Launches New Individual Artist Fellowships Program
Agency returns to individual artist funding for first time in 18 years; grants will support individual artistic practice through unrestricted funding
Application deadline: April 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
The California Arts Council's Individual Artist Fellowships grant will support artists from a broad spectrum of artistic practices, backgrounds, geographies and communities, whose work addresses themes such as race, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. In doing so, the CAC will showcase the centrality of artists’ leadership in generating social impact and the evolution of our traditional and contemporary cultures.
The Individual Artist Fellowships will support artists, 18 years of age and older, at key moments in their careers, elevating their capacity for continued contribution to the field and our state. The grant identifies three career tiers at which artists may benefit from this support:
CAC Emerging Artist Fellows – $5,000 per award (approximately 70 artists to be supported)
Artists with between two and four years of artistic practice.
CAC Established Artist Fellows – $10,000 per award (approximately 50 artists to be supported)
Artists with between four and 10 years of artistic practice.
CAC Legacy Artist Fellows – $50,000 per award (approximately 10 artists to be supported)
Well-established artists with 10 or more years of artistic practice.
IMPORTANT: Please read the grant guidelines, application instructions, and grant applicant FAQs before contacting staff.
CAC staff is available to offer guidance and clarification. We recommend that you contact staff well in advance of the deadline to ensure you can be accommodated. Due to a very high volume of inquiries, there may be a delay in our response. Please note:staff assistance is not available after 5:00 p.m. on the day of a grant deadline.
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The @CalArtsCouncil announces the return of funding direct to California's individual artists, for the first time in nearly two decades! Apply now for the Individual Artists Fellowship grant, supporting emerging, established, and legacy artists through unrestricted funds ranging from $5,000 to $50,000: https://arts.ca.gov/grant_program/individual-artists-fellowship/ #ArtsCA