2014 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship Guidelines Released

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.


In 2013, the competition deadline was in February. Have the dates for the competition been changed? All I am finding on any of the Efroymson Family Fund, information for 2014 only.


Hello Richard,
Thanks for your question. The 2015 deadline has not been determined yet. Please contact Mary Johnson at maryj@cicf.org to be added to our distribution list and you will receive an email notification when the 2015 fellowship information is available. Read more about the 2014 Fellowship recipients and the selection process.


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