The deadline for the Individual Artist Fellowship in Media and Performing Arts is June 10, 2011. The $13,000 award recognizes artistic excellence and all eligible Maine artists are encouraged to apply. Please help spread the word to anyone who might be interested in this fantastic opportunity.
The fellowship award is designed to support performing arts creators, not interpretive artists. A creator is an artist who produces the majority-share of a creative original work. For example, a composer qualifies but a musician does not; a singer/songwriter qualifies but a singer does not; a choreographer qualifies but a dancer does not; a theatre director qualifies but a theatre actor does not, etc.
Applicants should apply with their own original work. If the work is created through a collaborative process the applicant should explain how they were the majority contributor. An application can be made by a team or group if they consistently work together and the resulting artwork is owned by the group. Playwrights and screenwriters may apply if they also have an important part in the production, otherwise they should apply to the Literary Arts Fellowship. There are also fellowships for the visual arts and for the traditional arts.
More information can be found on the Maine Arts Commission website.