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The Delaware Division of the Arts opens two opportunities for artists this year: the Artist Fellowship 2023 grants and the Writers’ Retreat 2022.
Applications for the 2023 Artist Scholarship are open
If you are an artist in Delaware, don’t miss the Artist Fellowship 2023 app in intelligent. Applications must be submitted by August 1st by the end of the day.
Scholarships provide resources for local artists so they can purchase equipment and materials, spend more time on their art, or meet other career needs. Artists compete for scholarships by demonstrating their creativity and skill in one of 20 categories. Art fields covered include choreography, folk art, jazz, literature, media arts, music, and visual arts.
The Division of Arts will offer a scholarship in a new category this year. The “Visual Arts: Interdisciplinary” category is for work that combines two or more artistic disciplines from the Fellowship. Categories include multimedia arts, crafts, painting, photography, sculpture, and works on paper. Artists who received established scholarships before January 2016 can also apply for masters scholarships this year in visual arts or folk arts.
Candidates choose from emerging or established categories to maintain fair competition. Scholarship recipients must then present examples of their work to the public during the scholarship year.
Retreat of writers 2022
Fellowship applications aren’t the only big opportunity for Delaware artists this year. The Division of the Arts will also host the 2022 Writers’ Retreat in person from November 3-6. Creative writers from Delaware can participate in this low-cost retreat at the Virden Center of the University of Delaware in Lewes. Tara Campbell and Chet’la Sebree will lead the workshops. The deadline to apply is Friday 15 July.
The application process is competitive. Participants will present samples of poetry or prose with their questions. An anonymous review process will select up to 20 writers from the pool of candidates, split between poetry and prose. The $ 325 retreat fee includes a private room and most meals.
To apply for the scholarship or retirement, the artist must be at least 18 years old, residing in Delaware for at least one year, and not enrolled in any other art degree program or certificate issuing program.
All other information and guidelines are available online. To find out more, check out the Company guidelines or Retreat of writers Web page. Interested artists can register or log into smARTDE as an individual artist to fill in and submit applications.
The Delaware Division of the Arts is the Delaware state agency that supports arts programming, education, and awareness. The Division aims to integrate the arts into all aspects of Delaware life. Funding for the Division’s programs is provided by the Delaware General Assembly as well as grants from the Federal National Endowment for the Arts.
For updates on future opportunities for artists, visit the Grants for Artists home page.
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