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2014 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship Guidelines

Now in its 9th year, the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship program was established to reward creativity, and to encourage emerging and established individual artists by supporting their artistic development in order to increase awareness of contemporary art in the Midwest.

The Fellowship program currently awards $25,000 to selected Fellows, and has distributed $825,000 to 40 contemporary Midwestern visual artists since its inception in 2004.

Fellowship categories are restricted to Installation, Sculpture and New Media, and selection criteria is based upon: Quality and skill; creativity and uniqueness; commitment to developing the work; and impact the award will have on the artist’s career. To be eligible, artists must: Be age 25 or older by May 8, 2014; a resident of either Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota or Wisconsin as of May 2013; and make a commitment to reside in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota or Wisconsin for the duration of the fellowship (September 2014-September 2015).

Applications for the 2014 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship will be accepted through Thursday, May 8, 2014.

Interested in applying for the 2014 Efroymson Fellowship? Artists interested in applying for the 9th round of Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowships should review the complete guidelines and submit an online application by Thursday, May 8, 2014.

For additional information, applicants should contact Mary Johnson at, or 317-634-2423.

The Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowships are made possible by the Efroymson Family Fund, a donor-advised fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF).