November 1, 2021
December 1, 2021
Online application opens
January 20, 2022
by 11:59PM EST
This category focuses on live performing arts including Dance, Choreography, Theatre Directing, Playwriting, Performance Art, and Interdisciplinary Work.
FILM & MUSIC
This category focuses on Film Directing, Screenwriting, Animation, Music Composition, Music Performance, Sound Art, and 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 2022 Kresge Arts in Detroit will award 20 Fellowships + 10 Gilda Awards
• Live Arts: 10 Kresge Artist Fellowships and 4-6* Gilda Awards
• Film & Music: 10 Kresge Artist Fellowships and 4-6* Gilda Awards
*Contingent upon number of applications received in each category
Note: Kresge Arts in Detroit anticipates Fellowship applications including Literary Arts and Visual Arts will be available in 2023.
To apply you must:
Who may not apply?:
Kresge Artist Fellowships recognize artists who have:
Applications are reviewed by two independent panels, one for Live Arts and one for Film & Music. Each panel consists of a mix of national panelists and local panelists. Panelists remain anonymous until the selected artists are announced in July 2022.
New panels of national and local artists and arts professionals are convened each year. Previous applicants are strongly encouraged to re-apply.