Deadline to apply Feb. 15, 2017
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 22, 2016) — Nominations are being accepted for the Kentucky Arts Council’s Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship and the Emerging Artist Award. The deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2017.
Work is being accepted from visual artists, which include 2D and 3D work, and media artists, which include audio, video, film and technology/experimental art.
Named for iconic Kentucky journalist and arts advocate Al Smith, the Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship program supports Kentucky artists engaged in creating work of high quality and recognizes creative excellence among professional artists. Fellowships are unrestricted $7,500 awards.
The Emerging Artist Award is a $1,000 unrestricted award to early career, professional Kentucky artists who demonstrate excellence and creativity in their work.
Guidelines can be found at the arts council’s website. Applications are judged by a panel of independent arts professionals on artistic excellence and professional achievement.
To assist in the application process, the arts council will host webinars 2 p.m.and 6 p.m., Jan. 11 and 5 p.m., Jan. 31 to discuss the application process and answer questions from prospective applicants. For more information on both awards, contact Tamara Coffey, arts council individual artist director, at 502-892-3121, or [email protected].