Illinois Arts Council

10/16/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/16/2020 14:48

IACA $15,000 Fellowship Awards Deadline November 2nd

Applications are due to the Illinois Arts Council's electronic SlideRoomsystem by November 2, 2020 at 11:59pm. The awards will be announced in the spring of 2021.

A recording of the Artist Fellowship webinar is posted on the IACA website:

Artist Fellowship Program

The IACA will provide a limited number of $15,000 awards across the following discipline categories:

  • Literature (includes sub-categories of poetry, prose, and scriptworks)
  • Media Arts (category includes audio art, digital art, film, and video)
  • Music (includes sub-categories of music composition and music improvisation)
  • Performance-Based Arts (includes sub-categories of choreography and new performance forms)

A limited number of $1,500 Finalist Awards will also be given.

The Artist Fellowship Program's intent is to enrich and strengthen the state of Illinois by supporting accomplished Illinois artists who are the foundation of Illinois' creative environment. The Artist Fellowship Program recognizes exceptional artists who have created a substantial body of work throughout their career by providing awards to support continued artistic growth.


The IACA acknowledges ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Arts.