Grants:DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award

DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award

The DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award provides contemporary visual artists with grants of up to $10,000 to pursue aspirational projects. The final projects are shown during a special exhibit at Gallery 924.

The Christel DeHaan Family Foundation and Indy Arts Council launched the award program in 2017 and opened the program to artists statewide in 2021.

Round 2 applications are due October 20, 2024. Apply here.

DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award

About the grant

The DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award provides contemporary visual artists with grants of up to $10,000 to pursue aspirational projects. The final projects are shown during a special exhibit at Gallery 924.

The DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award is for contemporary visual artists who want to take risks. The funding supports visual artists with grants of up to $10,000 to pursue aspirational projects. The finished projects are also featured at a special exhibition at Gallery 924 at the Indy Arts Council. The program is open to artists who are based in Indiana.

In 2017, the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation and the Indy Arts Council launched the program in 2017 to allow artists to explore, take risks and push their creative practice in dynamic new ways.

DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award

Eligible applicants:

  • Work in the visual arts (drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, textiles, digital media, etc.)
  • Have lived and/or worked in Indiana for at least 3 consecutive years at the date of the application.
  • Have 5 years of documented experience creating contemporary art.
  • Have generated consistent income over the past five years through work in visual art.
  • STEP ONE

    Review the application guidelines.

    VIEW GUIDELINES
  • STEP TWO

    Watch the workshop recording.

    Tune in here
  • STEP THREE

    Complete your application.

    This is a written, online application. If you prefer an alternate format (i.e. dictated responses, video responses, other languages), please reach out to grants@indyarts.org.

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Meet the 2022 DeHaan Artists of Distinction

DeHaan Artists of Distinction

2023 Awardees

Jessica Calderwood
Gürkan Maruf Mıhçı
Asli Narin
Samantha Ortiz
Justin Perez

2022 Awardees

Boxx The Artist
Jacinda Russell
Jennifer Scheuer
Ian Weaver
Shamira Wilson
Ventiko

  • 2023 Panelists

2023 Panelists

Jade Powers
Harn Museum of Art
Melynne Klaus
Christel DeHaan Family Foundation
Anita Field
Clay and textile artist
Fari Nzinga
Speed Museum
Julia Muney Moore
Indy Arts Council