Showcasing the Arts

Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship


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. 2018

Feb. 2018


Feb. 2019

Fiscal
Year

FY2019

FY2019


FY2020

Application
Cycle

Every four years

Every two years


Every four years


Discipline

Literary Arts (play/screenwriting)

Literary Arts (fiction,
creative nonfiction and poetry)

Composing

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?

If I have questions, who can help me?

Tamara Coffey
Individual Artist Director
tamara.coffey@ky.gov
502-892-3121
888-833-2787 (toll free)

Page last updated: June 6, 2017
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