Intricate embroidery and lasercut lace image in black and red tones.
2018 NJSCA Individual Artist Fellowship grantee Amy Wilson’s Edge of the Earth.

About

Administered by Mid Atlantic Arts, state fellowship programs provide funding for individual artists residing in Delaware and New Jersey to encourage and sustain these artists’ pursuit of artistic excellence. 

Individual artists must apply following the process outlined in the guidelines for their home state. At the annual deadline for these programs a limited number of disciplines are accepted. All applications to these competitive programs are evaluated through a peer panel review process.

Questions regarding State Fellowships should be directed to Mid Atlantic Arts staff at 410-539-6656 x101 or Fellowships@midatlanticarts.org

State Fellowships are made possible through support from the Delaware Division of the Arts and the New Jersey Council on the Arts.

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Delaware Division of the Arts
2023 Individual Artist Fellowships

Individual Artist Fellowships provide funding to Delaware creative artists to fulfill needs that will allow them to advance in their careers.  

The Fellowship program is administered in partnership with Mid Atlantic Arts, who identifies arts professionals to serve as potential jurors, and administers the jurors’ reviews of the applications.  

Please note that all Fellowship applications are accepted through the Division’s smARTDE application system. Inquiries about the application, requests for technical assistance, and questions about the guidelines should be directed to Delaware Division of the Arts staff.   

Application Status

APPLY NOW! Applications are currently being accepted for the 2023 program year. 

Submission Deadline

Monday, August 1, 2022 at 11:59PM ET.

Guidelines & Application

For more information about the program, guideline requirements, and a link to the online application system, please visit the Delaware Division of the Arts website.  

Contact the Division

Questions should be directed to Roxanne Stanulis at 302-577-8283 or Roxanne.Stanulis@delaware.gov.   

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New Jersey State Council on the Arts
2023 Individual Artist Fellowships

Individual Artist Fellowships are awarded to practicing New Jersey artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to help them pursue their artistic goals.  

Mid Atlantic Arts administers the application submission, review, and post-award process on behalf of New Jersey State Council on the Arts though an ongoing partnership. This includes applicant notification, administration of the individual grants, and final reporting.  

Application Status

APPLY NOW! Applications are currently being accepted for the 2023 program year. 

Submission Deadline

Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 5PM ET

Categories Offered for the 2023 Fellowships

Choreography 
Crafts 
Music Composition 
Photography 
Poetry 
Playwriting/Screenwriting 
Sculpture 

Guidelines

To learn more about the program and determine your eligibility, please review the program Guidelines carefully PRIOR to submitting an application. Applications which do not adhere to all Guideline requirements are subject to disqualification.   

Guidelines are available in both PDF and Word formats below. 

Download the Individual Artist Fellowship Guidelines as a PDF (link opens in a new window) 
Download the Individual Artist Fellowship Guidelines as an accessible Word document (click link to download) 

Descargue las Pautas de becas para artistas individuales en formato PDF (el enlace se abre en una ventana nueva) 
Descargue las Pautas de becas para artistas individuales como un documento de Word accesible (haga clic en el enlace para descargar) 

Tenga en cuenta: las solicitudes deben enviarse en inglés. 

Online Application

To access the online SmartSimple application, click the link below. 

https://midatlanticarts.smartsimple.com/

Application Assistance Webinars

Mid Atlantic Arts, in coordination with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, offers application assistance webinars for prospective Fellowship applicants. Applicants will receive an overview of guideline requirements and step-by-step instructions on how to use the SmartSimple application system.   

Registration is required. Individuals that register for a webinars will receive the connection information and instructions via email. To register, please follow the link listed next to your desired Webinar date.   

Both webinars cover the same information. A recording of the webinar presentation will be posted below following the June 15th presentation. 

Webinar #1  
June 15, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET       
Register now!  

Webinar #2 
June 30, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET 
Register now!  

Auto-generated closed captioning through Zoom Webinar as well as live ASL interpretation will be provided during both webinars. For other accommodation requests, please contact fellowships@midatlanticarts.org or 410-539-6656 x 101 at least five business days prior to the webinar.

Other Application Assistance Resources 

Work Sample Preparation Guide 

Assists applicants with the technical requirements for audio, video, image and literary work samples and addresses many frequently asked questions.       

The Work Sample Preparation Guide is available in both PDF and Word formats below. 

Download the Work Sample Preparation Guide as a PDF (link opens in a new window) 
Download the Work Sample Preparation Guide as an accessible Word document (click link to download) 

Quick Start Video Tutorial 

Get a basic introduction to Mid Atlantic Arts’ SmartSimple application system. 

Application Assistance Webinar Recording 

Watch the recording of the June 15th webinar presentation. 
Coming soon! 

Contact Mid Atlantic Arts 

If you have reviewed the guidelines and available application assistance resources and still have questions, contact Mid Atlantic Arts staff at 410-539-6656 x101 or Fellowships@midatlanticarts.org

Support is available during regular business hours, 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM EST, Monday through Friday.  

Applicants receive assistance from Mid Atlantic Arts staff on a first-come, first-served basis and should be aware that demand increases significantly shortly before the deadline.