AL SMITH INDIVIDUAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP
The Kentucky Arts Council's Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship Program was established
in 1983 to recognize creative excellence and to assist in the professional development of
individual, professional Kentucky artists. The $7,500 fellowships are given annually on a
rotating basis by discipline. Applications from visual artists and media artists are accepted
in odd-numbered years. In even-numbered years, applications are accepted from literary writers
(fiction, nonfiction, play/screenwriting and poetry), choreographers and composers.
Fellowships are awarded based primarily upon the quality of the work samples submitted by the artist. Awards are unrestricted and may be used in any way to enhance the artist's career.