Applications being accepted for 2013 Kresge Artist Fellowships
Nine literary and nine visual artists from metropolitan Detroit will receive $25,000 awards.
Detroit-area literary and visual artists are invited to apply for $25,000 Kresge Artist Fellowships.
Funded by The Kresge Foundation and administered by the College for Creative Studies, the unrestricted fellowships include professional practice opportunities for the selected fellows provided by ArtServe Michigan.
In 2013, the fellowships will provide support for nine literary artists and nine visual artists living and working in metropolitan Detroit (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties), whose commitment to artistic achievement in contemporary or traditional forms is evident in the quality of their work.
The program is open to emerging and established artists. Artists working in the following disciplines are eligible to apply:
- Literary arts: Arts criticism in all categories including literary, performing and visual; creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry, spoken word and interdisciplinary work. Interdisciplinary work may include experimental work, graphic novels and other hybrids.
- Visual arts: Art and technology, book arts, ceramics, collage, drawing, fiber, glass, installation, metalwork, painting, photography, performance art, printmaking, sculpture, video art and interdisciplinary work including experimental work and other hybrids.
Kresge Arts in Detroit staff will hold a series of information sessions for interested artists at the Walter B. Ford II Building College for Creative Studies:
- Literary Artists: Dec. 1, 1-3 p.m.
- Visual Artists: Dec. 11, 6-8 p.m.
To attend, please RSVP.
The annual artist fellowships are part of Kresge Arts in Detroit, the foundation’s effort to provide broad support to the regional arts community. Other elements of that effort are the Kresge Eminent Artist Award and multi-year grants to arts and cultural organizations in greater Detroit. (See related story.)
Kresge Arts in Detroit is one facet of the foundation’s Detroit Program, a comprehensive framework that seeks to change the city’s trajectory to one of long-term economic opportunity that advances social equity, to promote cultural expression, and to re-establish the city as the center of a vibrant region.
A national foundation, Kresge’s Detroit Program reflects a commitment to its hometown.
The fellowships recognize creative vision and commitment to excellence within a wide range of artistic disciplines, including artists who have been classically and academically trained, self-taught artists and artists whose art forms have been passed down through cultural and traditional heritage.
The fellows are selected through an open, competitive process as judged by independent panels of local and national artists and arts professionals.
Fellowship applications will be available online. Applications must be completed by Feb. 1, 2013.
For additional information, contact Sigal Hemy at 313-664-7941 or email@example.com