Apply now! The 2023 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship guidelines and application are now available. Fellowships are awarded to practicing New Jersey artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to help them pursue their artistic goals.
NEW THIS YEAR
The State Arts Council is pleased to shift to a new, two-year category rotation schedule. Previously, each category was offered once every three years. Eligible applicants will now have the opportunity to apply to the Fellowships program more regularly.
Categories offered for the 2023 Fellowships are:
- Music Composition
- Playwriting / Screenwriting
Fellowship awards have ranged in the past from $4,000 - $26,500. The amount of the award is determined annually by the State Arts Council based on funding provided through the New Jersey Hotel/Motel tax. Fellowships are awarded to applicants who demonstrate the highest artistic talent, with no cap or quota per artistic discipline. In 2022, from of a total of 512 eligible applications, 85 Fellowships were awarded in four categories. Grant awards totaled $824,950. Awards are issued pending the availability of funds.
The Fellowship application review process remains anonymous and unchanged. As always, awards will be decided based solely on artistic excellence as determined by a panel of specialists in a specific discipline.
Program guidelines, a link to the online application, webinar registration links, and other application assistance resources are available on the Mid Atlantic Arts website.
The deadline for 2023 applications is 5:00 PM ET on July 14, 2022.
Guidelines are available in both English and Spanish.