Nebraska Arts Council Performing Arts Fellowships / Deadline: November 22

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The Nebraska Arts Council is seeking applicants for its 2020 Individual Artist Fellowships (IAF) in performing arts. The categories include music/sound, choreography, theater/playwright, and filmmaking/screenwriting.
The IAF program recognizes exemplary work by Nebraska artists and provides support through public recognition and monetary awards of $1,000-$5,000.  A complete list of eligibility requirements, review criteria and application instructions can be found on the Nebraska Arts Council website.

Eligibility:
Applicant must be 19 years old or older, a resident of Nebraska for two years prior to the application date, and remain a resident of Nebraska during the fellowship award period of one year. Applicant must not be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or certificate-granting program in the artistic field in which the application is being made.
All previous fellowship winners are eligible to reapply. Previous winners must have completed their grant award requirement to be eligible, submit work not previously part of an award-winning application, and can only apply every three years.

Review Criteria:
This is a competitive program based on a professional peer review process. Applicants are adjudicated by a professional, out-of-state panel. Applicant must be the originator of the work (not an interpreter of the work of others) and are evaluated by criteria based on the quality of work, including innovation demonstrated by significant critical and aesthetic considerations explored through the art form.

For specific questions regarding the IAF program and application process, contact Meagan Dion at 402-595-3935 or meagan.dion@nebraska.gov.