Grants & Programs

Artist Fellowship Program

The intent of the Artist Fellowship Program is to enrich and strengthen the state of Illinois by supporting accomplished Illinois artists who are the foundation of Illinois' creative environment. The Artist Fellowship Program recognizes exceptional artists who have created a substantial body of work throughout their career by providing awards to support continued artistic growth.

The IACA will provide a limited number of $15,000 awards across the following discipline categories:

  • Ethnic and Folk Arts
  • Literature (Poetry, Prose, Scriptworks)
  • Media Arts (Audio Art, Digital Art, Film, Video)
  • Music Composition
  • Performance-Based Arts (Choreography, New Performance Forms)
  • Visually-Based Arts (Crafts, Interdisciplinary, Photography, Visual Arts)

October 15, 2018

To Access the Artist Fellowship Program Guidelines, follow the link:

Online Webinar (pre-registration is required):
Wed, Sep 19, 2018, 2:00 PM Central Daylight Time
Registration Link: