Grants & Programs

Artist Fellowship Program

The intent of the Artist Fellowship Program 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 will provide a limited number of $15,000 awards across the following discipline categories:

  • Ethnic and Folk Arts
  • Literature (Poetry, Prose, Scriptworks)
  • Media Arts (Audio Art, Digital Art, Film, Video)
  • Music Composition
  • Performance-Based Arts (Choreography, New Performance Forms)
  • Visually-Based Arts (Crafts, Photography, Visual Arts)


The deadline for the FY2014 Artist Fellowship Program is Monday, May 19, 2014.

Applications must be successfully submitted to the IACA Slideroom system by midnight on the deadline date.