COLA Master Artist Fellowship

AMOUNT

$10,000

GRANTING ORGANIZATION

Department of Cultural Affairs

DEADLINE

October 2017

STATUS

Call for submissions for the July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 grant cycle is open.

CONTACT

Email Grants Division
213-202-5566

Alexandra Grant artwork from COLA 2015
Alexandra Grant, COLA Artist Fellow 2015. Antigone 3000 (5), 2014; Antigone 3000 (4), 2014; Antigone 3000 (3), 2014; Antigone 3000 (1), 2014; Antigone 3000 (2), 2014; Antigone 3000 (6), 2014; all oil on linen, 90” x 80”. Photo by Weng San Sit.

MISSION

The Fellowship Program grant category honors an assortment of Los Angeles’ best contemporary artists. The awards allow accomplished artists to create new work while DCA organizes a museum exhibition, performing arts showcase, and an online catalog to document and market the selected artists and their new works as one cross-section of the exciting Los Angeles art scene.

GOALS

  • To honor a spectrum of the City’s most creative artists who are each dedicated to an ongoing body of excellent work, who represent a relevant progression through their pieces or series and exemplify a generation of core ideas in their field, who are respected by their peers and are role models for other artists because of their distinguished record.
  • To support artists who want to attempt new work with increased freedom to innovate and experiment. 2018-19 Fellowships will be offered in the disciplines of design/visual arts (including architecture, graphic design and product design such as fashion design), literary arts (poetry or fiction) and performing arts (including choreography-dance, music and multi-disciplinary/theatre).

Individual artists who meet the eligibility requirements for both the Fellowship and Artist in Residence Programs may apply for both with category-appropriate projects, but should consider the time commitment required of each possible contractual obligation.

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM WORKSHOPS

A series of online webinar workshops will be available from late September through early October

APPLICATION TIMELINE

  • September 2017Application guidelines and forms are published online.
  • October 2017: Deadline.
  • May 2018: Applicants will receive notification of results.

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