The Efroymson Contemporary

Arts Fellowship

The Fellowship has distributed $950,000 to 45 contemporary Midwestern visual artists since its inception.

The Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship program was established in 2004 to reward creativity and to encourage emerging and established individual artists by supporting their artistic development while increasing awareness of contemporary art in the Midwest.

The Fellowship program currently awards $25,000 to selected Fellows. It has distributed $950,000 to 45 contemporary Midwestern visual artists since its inception.

Fellowship categories are restricted to Installation, Sculpture, and New Media. Selection criteria includes the following:

  • Quality and skill
  • Creativity and uniqueness
  • Commitment to developing the work
  • Impact the award will have on the artist’s career

To be eligible, artists must:

  • Be age 25 or older
  • Be a resident of either Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, or Wisconsin
  • Commit to residing in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, or Wisconsin for the duration of the fellowship

This year’s Fellows were chosen by a five-member selection committee through a blind selection process. The Selection Committee included:

  • Jeremy Efroymson, Vice Chair of the Efroymson Family Fund
  • Deanna Haggag, Director of The Contemporary (Museum) of Baltimore
  • Mardee Goff, Associate Curator at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Leonie Bradbury, Director and Curator for Montserrat College of Art Galleries
  • Julio Cesar Morales, Curator for the Arizona State Art Museum, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

The 2015 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship guidelines and application deadlines have not been released.  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. You can also read more about the 2014 Fellowship recipients and the selection process.

Work from 2014 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellows David Harper, Christopher Baker, Monica Haller, John Preus and Paul Catanese, pictured left to right.

Work by 2014 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellows David Harper, Christopher Baker, Monica Haller, John Preus and Paul Catanese, pictured left to right.

 

Past Fellows

2004
Marc Jacobson
Greg Hull
Linda Adele Goodine
Eric Nordgulen
David Russick
2005
Katrin Asbury
Stuart Hyatt
Emily Kennerk
Brian Myers
Jamie Pawlus
2007
Casey Roberts
Lucinda Devlin
Brian McCutcheon
Brose Partington
Tom Torluemke
2008
Anthony Luensman
Michael Lyons
LaRinda Meinburg
Brian Priest
Letitia Quesenberry
2009
Anila Quayyum Agha
Jennifer Reeder
Casey Riordan Millard
Tyson Skross
Chris Vorhees
2010
Leah Gauthier
Stacey Holloway
Arthur Liou
Melissa Pokorny
Artur Silva 
2011
Tiffany Carbonneau
Ben Johnson
Andrea Myers
David Rowe
Meredith Setser
2013
Scott Carter
Sarah FitzSimons
Jason Lazarus
Harold Mendez
Roy Staab
2014
Christopher Baker
Paul Catanese
Monica Haller
David Harper
John Preus