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Fellowships to Alaska Emerging Artists to Promote Professional Development in the Performing Arts

Connie Boochever Artist Fellowships


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Funding Source
and Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Alaska

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/30/23 9:59 PM AKST Save

Grant Description
Fellowships of $3,000 to Alaska emerging artists to promote their professional development in the performing arts. Awarded fellows may use the funding for arts career-related activities. The fellowship is intended to support emerging professional artists and recognize their exceptional talent. Work samples should reflect high-quality work completed within the last two years.

Categories of Art:

Awards are distributed every other year with alternating disciplines of art.

  • 2021: Performing Arts, including theater and music
  • 2023:  Visual Arts, Film, Digital and Media Arts


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Participation is limited to emerging artists living in Alaska and pursuing an art form on an ongoing basis.

Emerging professional artists are defined as the principal creators of new work who:
- Take risks and embrace challenges
- Have a developing voice that reveals significant potential
- Are rigorous in their approach to creation and production
- Have some evidence of professional achievement but not a substantial record of accomplishment
- Are not recognized as established by other artists, curators, producers, critics, and arts administrators

An emerging visual artist has not had multiple (three or more) solo exhibits in a dedicated visual arts space (example: gallery, arts center, museum) except as a college or university student, or has not yet been the main feature of a state, national, or international collection or exhibition.

An emerging performing artist has not performed or had their work performed as the featured performance multiple (three or more) times on a local, state, national or international stage.

Applicant Eligibility:
- Be a legal resident of Alaska
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Not be a full-time student or enrolled in any art-related degree or certification program
- Apply as an individual artist, not a collaborative group or team

Pre-Application Information
The deadline for applications is September 30, 2023 at 9:59pm AKST.

Additional information:

Estimated Size of Grant
A select number of $3,000 fellowships will be awarded biennially with specific disciplines funded in alternating years.

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