The Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship


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 $1,000,000 to 50 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

Fellows are chosen by a five-member selection committee through a blind selection process.

Applications are not currently being accepted.

If you would like to have your name added to our distribution list to be notified about any future Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship opportunities, please send an email to Mary Johnson at maryj@cicf.org.


Recipients of the 2016 Fellowship Announced here.

 

Work from 2016 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellows Blane De St Croix, Scott Hocking, Julie Schenkelberg, Edra Soto, Amanda Williams, 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
2016
Blane De St Croix
Scott Hocking
Julie Schenkelberg
Edra Soto
Amanda Williams