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October 21, 2011

Individual Artist Fellowships Available From The Tennessee Arts Commission

NASHVILLE - - Individual Artist Fellowships are available from the Tennessee Arts Commission for Fiscal Year 2013 (July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013).  Application must be submitted electronically, and must be received by Monday, January 23, 2012 by 4:30 p.m. (CST). The printed application and supporting documents must also be postmarked or hand delivered to the Tennessee Arts Commission on that date.

The award provides fellowships to outstanding professional artists who live and work in Tennessee.  No matching funds are required and no specific project has to be carried out with the funds.  The Commission anticipates that each fellowship will be $5,000.
In the coming year, the Commission may award up to two fellowships in each of the discipline categories.  Categories for the fellowships include:  Craft; Dance (solo performance and choreography);  Design (graphic design); Literary Arts (fiction,creative nonfiction and poetry); Media (film, video, and photography); Music (solo instrumental performance); Theater (acting and directing); and Visual Arts (three-dimensional).

Fellowship applicants must be at least 18 years of age and be legal residents of Tennessee at the time of application with a permanent Tennessee mailing address. Individuals may apply in only one fellowship category each fiscal year.  Those artists who have received full or partial fellowships in the past may not reapply for a fellowship.
The award is designed to recognize professional artists – individuals who either by education, experience, or natural talent engage in a particular arts form or discipline.

For more information, contact the appropriate program director:

Literary Arts 
Lee Baird - 615-532-0493
email: lee.baird@tn.gov                     

Music, Dance, and Theater 
Hal Partlow - 615-532-9801
email: hal.partlow@tn.gov   

Visual Arts, Design, Craft, and Media  
Julie Horn - 615-532-9798
email: julie.horn@tn.gov         

Guidelines, application forms, and other information on the Individual Artist Fellowship is available on the Commission’s website: www.tn.gov/arts.

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