Detroit artists encouraged to start thinking about their applications for $550,000 in grants

What’s up: The first step of the application process for the Kresge Artist Fellowship Program 2022 has started. With the guidelines released last Monday, November 1st, Metro Detroit artists now have a month to prepare as the application window officially opens on Wednesday, December 1st.

Why it matters: The Kresge Artist Fellowship offers artists from the big city of Detroit the chance to win an unconditional grant of $ 25,000. The 2022 award cycle includes a total of $ 550,000 in grants for local artists, including twenty $ 25,000 grants and ten Gilda awards of $ 5,000. The winners will also receive opportunities for professional development and mentoring.

Who is eligible: Artists living and working in the Live Arts and Film & Music categories in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties are invited to apply. The Live Arts category includes choreography, dance, interdisciplinary work, performance art, dramaturgy, theater direction. The Film & Music category includes animation, film directing, interdisciplinary work, music composition, music performance, screenplay and sound art. Artists of all career levels are encouraged to apply.

Who they are: The Artist Fellowship program is run by Kresge Arts in Detroit, a branch of the Kresge Foundation. As of 2008, Kresge Arts in Detroit has given $ 6.7 million to local artists.

Key data: The online application window opens on Wednesday, December 1st, with an informative Q&A for Tuesday, January 11th. The application deadline is Thursday, January 20th at 11:59 p.m., the winners will be announced in July 2022.

Visit Kresge Arts in Detroit online to learn more about the application process.

What you say: “The application allowed me to think about how I perceive my work and how it affects me. The application process made me aware of what I had achieved and helped me to see a clear path where I was going, “says Karilú Alarcón Forshee, Kresge Artist Fellow 2020.” I was able to limit my mission to substance. “

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