Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship


  • Application Release Date: Fri., June 3, 2022
  • Application Deadline: Fri., July 15, 2022, 4:30 pm
  • Fellowship Period: November 2022 - May 2024
  • Award Notification: By October 31, 2022
  • Available June 3, 2022
  • Friday, June 17, 2022, 4:30 pm
  • Mon., June 6, 10:00 AM  
  • Tues., June 14, 7:00 PM 
  • Wed., June 22, 12:00 PM 
  • Thurs., June 30, 7:00 PM 
  • Fri., July 8, 12:00 PM 
  • Sat., July 16, 10:00 AM

(Links for registration coming soon.)

Watch: “Recharged: The Art of Creative Renewal” documentary on WFYI.

For updates on grants, workshops, and deadlines

General Grant Information

In the late 1990s, the Lilly Endowment approached the Arts Council of Indianapolis to discuss the idea of creating an arts community version of its long-standing Renewal Program, which includes fellowships for pastors, teachers, and social service and youth workers in a sabbatical type program. The collaboration created a new program that ultimately became the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship, a two-year, $10,000 grant for artists and administrators. Since its launch in 1999, more than 450 grants have been awarded, infusing more than $4.1 million into our community.

The Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship Program awards forty $10,000 fellowships every other year to qualified artists or an arts administrator employed by a nonprofit organization. Qualified applicants must also meet the following criteria: (1) At least three years of consecutive residence and/or work in one of the following Indiana counties: Marion, Morgan, Boone, Hamilton, Hendricks, Hancock, Johnson, or Shelby; (2) Primary source of income is derived from work in dance, theatre, media arts, music, literature, visual art or multidisciplinary art forms; (3) At least 10 years of experience in the arts and at least three years in which the applicant's primary source of income was employment in the arts; and (4) recipients must agree to share, by way of a public presentation called the “Retrospective," the results of their fellowship with the community.

Our 2022 Panelists will be posted after the selection process concludes.

Recharged: The Art of Creative Renewal premiered Thursday, May 16th, at 7:30 pm on WFYI 1. Learn more and find out when/where you can watch it next:

Round 11 Creative Renewal Arts Fellows (2019-2021)

To see the Fellow's Indy Arts Guide profiles, click the hyperlinked names.

Amy Falstrom

Ashley Robinson

Becky Archibald

Brian Mancuso

Callista Buchen

Chris Forhan

Christian Moody

Christina O’Grady

Christopher “Bryn” Jackson

Claire Dana

Craig McDaniel

Crystal Rhodes

Dan Wakefield

Daniel Martin

Devon Ginn

Diop Adisa

Gina Baird

Gregory Dugan

Jean-Luc Howell

Jeffery Dalton

Katrina Murray

Lalah Hazelwood

Laura Glover

Mab Graves

Margaret Kimball

Mina Keohane

Mirvia Eckert

Nicole Powell

Patrick Fata

Polina Osherov

Ronne Stone

Ryan Artzberger

Sandy Lomax

Scott Shoemaker

Shauta Marsh

Susan Tennant

Suzanne Sweeney

Tatjana Rebelle

Valerie Eickmeier

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

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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.

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