2014 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship Guidelines Released

Five $25,000 fellowships to be awarded to Midwest-based artists.

Five selected contemporary Midwestern visual artists will each receive a Jason Lazarus 03 (Phase 1 Live Archive)$25,000 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship made possible by the Efroymson Family Fund, a donor-advised fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation.

Established in 2004, the Fellowship program was created to increase awareness of contemporary art in the Midwest. The intent of the Fellowship is to reward creativity and encourage emerging Sarah FitzSimons 01(House for Mando)individual visual artists by supporting their artistic development. The Fellowship program has awarded $20,000 to $25,000 to selected Fellows, and has distributed $825,000 to 40 contemporary Midwestern visual artists since its inception.

Fellowship categories are restricted to Installation, Sculpture and New Media, and selection criteria are based upon: Quality and skill; creativity and uniqueness; commitment to developing the work; and impact the award will have on the artist’s career. To be eligible, artists must be: Age 25 or older by Carter_Scott_a-temporary-engagement(1)May 8, 2014; a resident of either Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota or Wisconsin as of May 2013; and make a commitment to reside in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota or Wisconsin for the duration of the fellowship (September 2014-September 2015).

Applications are available from Wednesday, March 19, 2014 to Thursday, May 8, 2014. Artists interested in applying for the 9th Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowships should review the complete guidelines and submit a completed online application by May 8, 2014.

For additional information, applicants should contact Mary Johnson at maryj@cicf.org, or 317-634-2423.


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