November 1, 2022
December 1, 2022
Online application opens
January 19, 2023
This category focuses on Arts Criticism, Creative Nonfiction, Graphic Novels, Playwriting, Poetry, Spoken Word, Zines, Interdisciplinary Work.
This category focuses on Book Art, Ceramics, Collage, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Installation, Metalwork, New Media, Painting, Photography, Performance Art, Printmaking, Sculpture, Video Art, Interdisciplinary Work.
Kresge Artist Fellowships are $25,000 awards, plus professional development support and the creation of a short film highlighting the artist’s work. Artists of all career stages are invited to apply. Fellowships recognize creative vision and commitment to excellence within a wide range of artistic disciplines, including artists who have been academically trained, self-taught artists, and artists whose art forms have been passed down through cultural heritage. Meet our Artist Fellows.
Fellowships and Gilda Awards are no strings attached awards, meaning artists may spend the money on any aspect of their creative practice or life (i.e. making new work, renting or purchasing studio space, travel, general living expenses, paying off debt, etc.).
In 2023 Kresge Arts in Detroit will award 20 Fellowships + 10 Gilda Awards
Fellowships and Gilda Awards will be divided between the two categories—Literary Arts and Visual Arts—based on the number of applications received in each category.
Note: Kresge Arts in Detroit anticipates Fellowship applications in the categories of Film & Music and Live Arts will be available in 2024.
To apply you must:
Who may not apply?:
If your application makes it to the final round of consideration for an award, you will be required to submit materials to document your legal residency in the tri-county area for the last two years.
Kresge Artist Fellowships recognize artists who have:
Applications are reviewed by two independent panels, one for Literary Arts and one for Visual Arts. Each panel consists of a mix of national panelists and local panelists. Panelists remain anonymous until the selected artists are announced in July 2023.
New panels of national and local artists and arts professionals are convened each year. Previous applicants are strongly encouraged to re-apply.