What is it?

The Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowships are unrestricted $7,500 awards given to Kentucky artists who have achieved a high level of excellence and creativity in their work.

Who’s eligible?

Professional Kentucky artists (writers, composers, choreographers, and visual and media artists) who are responsible for creating their own work, not interpreting the work of others.

What’s the deadline to apply?

11:59 p.m. Eastern time on the appropriate date.

 

Application
Deadline

Feb. 15, 2015

Feb. 15, 2015

Feb. 15, 2016

Feb. 15, 2016



Feb. 15, 2017

Feb. 15, 2017

Feb. 15, 2018


Feb. 15, 2018

Fiscal
Year

FY2016

FY2016

FY2017

FY2017



FY2018

FY2018

FY2019


FY2019

Application
Cycle

Every two years

Every four years

Every four years

Every two years



Every two years

Every four years

Every four years


Every two years


Medium

Visual Arts

Composing

Choreography

Literary Arts (fiction,
creative nonfiction and poetry)

Visual Arts

Media Arts

Literary Arts (play/screenwriting)

Literary Arts (fiction,
creative nonfiction and poetry)

 

How do I apply?

  1. Carefully review the program guidelines.
  2. Prepare work samples for submission.
  3. Complete the online application.
  4. Mail us a printout of your application. Composing applicants will also mail work samples.

If I receive an award, what are my responsibilities?

  • Submit a final report at the end of the fiscal year.
  • Acknowledge the Kentucky Arts Council when promoting your work. (How?)
  • Let your legislators know that you've received this honor and invite them to
    events that feature your work. (Who are my elected officials?)

If I have questions, who can help me?

Tamara Coffey
Individual Artist Director
Tamara.Coffey@ky.gov
888-833-2787 (toll free)
502-564-8110, ext. 479

Kentucky Arts Council