Arts Journalism Fellowship Program


2018 Timeline
  • Application released: April 2, 2018
  • Application deadline: May 25, 2018
  • Award notification: July 31, 2018
  • Fellowship Term: August 2018 - May 2019

General Grant Information:

The Arts Journalism Fellowship Program is a partnership with the Arts Council of Indianapolis and our media partners The Indianapolis Star (IndyStar) and NUVO to promote and increase arts coverage. Launched in 2015 through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the program continues in 2016-2017 as an Arts Council of Indianapolis signature initiative. As part of this program, Arts Journalism Fellows receive in-depth engagement with the arts community in Indianapolis as facilitated by staff of the Arts Council of Indianapolis, and journalism training as facilitated by staff of IndyStar and NUVO.

The Arts Council of Indianapolis Arts Journalism Fellowship Program will award three (3) $2,000 fellowships to qualified and talented students (undergraduates and post-undergraduates) to research and write engaging articles or create content and videos on artists and arts organizations in music, dance, theatre, literature, media, and/or the visual arts. The fellowship program seeks to introduce and provide students with connections, and to build relationships with professional journalists and artists in central Indiana.

Articles About the Arts Journalism Fellowship Program
Why you'll see more arts coverage in IndyStar this fall
Alex Weilhammer '16 Awarded Arts Journalism Fellowship
Bekah Pollard ’16 Receives Arts Council Fellowship

2017-2018 Arts Journalism Fellows

Past Arts Journalism Fellows
Arts Journalism Fellowship 2016
Arts Journalism Fellowship 2015


For more information, please contact Leesa Jing at (317) 631-3301 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Arts Council of Indianapolis is committed to working with the arts and cultural community to cultivate a sector that serves, celebrates, and values every resident of Indianapolis. We envision a city where engagement in the arts is not pre-determined by socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. We believe in a full creative life for all.

Thank you to our funders

Indiana Arts Commission
Clowes Charitable Foundation