Funding / Grants

Applications Open for Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship Program

Deadline: 08/04/2024

2024 Applications Are Open

About the fellowship

What would you do if you were given $12,000 seek renewal? Since 1999, the Arts Council, with support from Lilly Endowment Inc., has invited 500+ central Indiana artists and arts administrators to do just that.

The Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship recharges artists and arts administrators with a sabbatical-like award. In 2024, 50 individuals will each be awarded $12,000 to pursue activities that will bring rest, inspiration, and energy.

Learn more about fellows’ experiences with this online catalog.

The Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship application is open and due August 4, 2024 at 11:59 pm.


Applicants must:

  • Have lived and/or worked in Marion, Morgan, Boone, Hamilton, Hendricks, Hancock, Johnson, or Shelby County for the past two years and continue to do so during the fellowship.
  • Be a professional artist or an arts administrator who has been working in the arts for at least five years.
  • Have generated the majority of income over the past two years in the arts.

Review the full guidelines for more eligibility details.

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