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Individual Artist Fellowship (IAF)

Awards to Tennessee Artists to
Recognize the Impact of Their Artwork

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Tennessee Arts Commission

Deadline Date:

01/25/21 11:59 PM CST

Description:

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Awards to Tennessee individual artists to recognize the impact of their work. Eligible art disciplines include crafts, dance, literary arts, media, music, and visual arts. The purpose of this program is to acknowledge local professional artists whose creative work has added to the cultural vitality of the state.

The Individual Artist Fellowship (IAF) provides monetary awards to outstanding professional artists (i.e. those individuals who by education, experience, or natural talent engage in a particular art form or discipline) who live and work in Tennessee.

Accepted categories for FY 2022:

  • Visual Art: Two-Dimensional Work or Mural Arts
  • Craft
  • Media: Film or Photography
  • Dance: Choreography or Solo Dance
  • Music: Composition
  • Theater: Playwriting
  • Literary Arts: Fiction, Children’s / Young Adult Literature, or Poetry

No specific project has to be carried out with the funds. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178236

Number of Grants:

In the coming year, the Commission may award up to two fellowships each in Craft, Media, Two-Dimensional Visual Art, Dance, Music, and Theater, as well as three in Literary Arts.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Commission anticipates that each fellowship will be awarded $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Professional practicing Tennessee artists are eligible.

To qualify, an artist must be financially compensated for his or her work, and this compensation must be a significant source of support for their livelihood.

- Fellowship applicants must be professional practicing artists of exceptional talent working in their chosen discipline.
- Fellowship applicants must be at least 18 years of age and be legal residents of Tennessee with a Tennessee mailing address.
- Applicants must have resided in Tennessee for the past three consecutive years.
- Proof of residency will require a valid Tennessee voter registration card or a legal Tennessee driver’s license.
- Applicants may be requested to submit a copy of their most recently filed Federal Income Tax Form 1040 if there is a question concerning legal residency.
- Individuals may apply in only one fellowship category each fiscal year.

Those not eligible to apply include: past fellowship and partial fellowship recipients, minors (individuals under 18 years of age), full-time students (elementary, secondary, college, or university), full-time State of Tennessee employees (other than instructors on the faculties of state-supported educational institutions), Commission or staff members or members of their families.

Pre-proposal Conference:

This year, the Commission is conducting the annual fall workshops virtually. Learn the nuts and bolts of a Tennessee Arts Commission grant at the statewide FY2022 Grants Workshop 101 on October 16. Then join as the Commission virtually travels the state with a series of workshops that include introductions from the Commission board and presentations from arts leaders. For a full Grants Workshop Schedule, see https://tnartscommission.org/fy2022-grants-workshop-schedule/.

Grants 101 & Grants Management Workshop: Friday, October 16, 10:00 a.m. CT/11:00 a.m. ET
RSVP: https://tnartscommission.org/fy2022-grants-workshop-schedule/grants-workshop-101-rsvp/

Fall Grants Workshop: Eastern Region (part 1): Date TBD

Fall Grants Workshop: Northeastern Region: Wednesday, October 21 at 10:00 a.m. CT/11:00 a.m. ET
RSVP: https://tnartscommission.org/fy2022-grants-workshop-schedule/rsvp-fall-grants-workshop-northeastern-region/

Fall Grants Workshop: Eastern Region (part 2): Friday, October 23 at 10:00 a.m. CT/11:00 a.m. ET
RSVP: https://tnartscommission.org/fy2022-grants-workshop-schedule/rsvp-fall-grants-workshop-eastern-region-part-2/

Fall Grants Workshop: Upper Cumberland Region: Friday, October 23 at 2:00 p.m. CT
RSVP: https://tnartscommission.org/fy2022-grants-workshop-schedule/rsvp-fall-grants-workshop-upper-cumberland-region/

Fall Grants Workshop: Western Region: Wednesday, October 28 at 10:00 a.m. CT
RSVP: https://tnartscommission.org/fy2022-grants-workshop-schedule/rsvp-fall-grants-workshop-western-region/

Fall Grants Workshop: Middle Region: Wednesday, October 28 at 2:00 p.m. CT
RSVP: https://tnartscommission.org/fy2022-grants-workshop-schedule/rsvp-fall-grants-workshop-middle-region/

Fall Grants Workshop: Southwestern Region: Friday, October 30 at 2:00 p.m. CT
RSVP: https://tnartscommission.org/fy2022-grants-workshop-schedule/rsvp-fall-grants-workshop-southwestern-region/

Fall Grants Workshop: Southeastern Region: Wednesday, November 4 at 10:00 a.m. CT/11:00 a.m. ET
RSVP: https://tnartscommission.org/fy2022-grants-workshop-schedule/rsvp-fall-grants-workshop-southeastern-region/

Fall Grants Workshop: Northwestern Region: Friday, November 6 at 10:00 a.m, CT
RSVP: https://tnartscommission.org/fy2022-grants-workshop-schedule/rsvp-fall-grants-workshop-northwestern-region/

Pre-Application Information:

Submit applications by Monday, January 25, 2021, by 11:59 p.m. (CST).

Applicants must register to use the new Online Grants System. You are strongly advised to register well in advance to the application deadline. Anyone registering close to the deadline date can expect delays in the processing of their grant application.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://tnarts.fluxx.io/user_sessions/new

Commission staff contacts:
- For Literary Arts: Lee Baird, lee.baird@tn.gov or (615) 532-0493
- For Performing Arts: Music, Theater and Dance: Jared Morrison, jared.morrison@tn.gov or (615) 532-9801
- For Visual Arts, Craft and Media: Krishna Adams, krishna.adams@tn.gov or (615) 532-9798

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