Artist Fellowship Program

Eligibility

All artistic disciplines are eligible!

Only one (1) application may be submitted per eligible applicant. 

Connecticut Artists may apply to the program if you are:

  • An artist working in any artistic discipline and the primary creator of original works of art.

AND you are:

  • 18 years of age or older at the time of application deadline (Oct. 17, 2022)  
  • a full-time resident of Connecticut for approximately one (1) year at the time of application deadline (Oct. 17, 2022) and continue to be a full-time resident at the time the award is granted. Awards are subject to verification of CT residency. 
  • able to complete a W9 as an individual with your Social Security Number.
Ineligible Applicants include:
  • High School students and College/University students enrolled full-time in degree-granting institutions at the time of application deadline (Oct. 17, 2022).
  • Past Artist Fellowship recipients as follows:
    • Artist Fellowship recognition recipients (past $3,000 awardees) must wait five (5) years (FY18 - FY20 recipients are ineligible).
    • Artistic Excellence recognition recipients (past $5,000 awardees) must wait seven (7) years (FY16 - FY20 recipients are ineligible).
    • Emerging Recognition recipients (past $1,000 awardees) are eligible to apply but will not be considered for emerging recognition a second time. 
  • Applicants who submit incomplete applications which do not follow the required format.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline.
  • COA staff and members of their immediate families.
  • Applications with past due final reports from any COA program.

Please note: Artist Fellowship awards are highly competitive, and artists are encouraged to apply when they have created a body of recent work that can be presented professionally. 

Program Guidelines: