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Kresge Eminent Artist Awards are $50,000 unrestricted prizes awarded to one artist annually. Eminent Artist Awards recognize a distinguished record of high quality work and professional achievement in the arts, and a lifetime of contributions to their art forms and to the cultural community of metro Detroit.

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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.

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Gilda Snowden Emerging Artist Awards are $5,000 unrestricted prizes which honor Gilda Snowden’s (1954 – 2014) legacy as a mentor and champion of young, emerging artists in metropolitan Detroit. Gilda Award recipients are artists who are early in their artistic career, are gaining momentum, and who demonstrate exceptional potential through creative risk-taking and pushing the boundaries of their chosen art form.

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