City of Boston Announces Artist Fellowship Awards

June 6, 2017

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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, in partnership with the Boston Cultural Council, will award five $10,000 fellowship awards in 2017 to individual artists across disciplines.

Update: The City of Boston has extended the deadline for applications through Monday, July 17!

Artists who are Boston residents from a diverse range of backgrounds and disciplines are invited to apply for the Artist Fellowship Award. With the awards comes a one-year fellowship during which the recipients will receive a mentorship relevant to their work as well as collaborate with the City of Boston on an event to showcase their work.

The award itself is unrestricted and can be used for expenses at the discretion of the recipient, providing the support they need to be able to continue their work. Full details of the award can be found in the City of Boston's press release.

The application is open through Monday, July 10. Application details in English and several other languages can be found here.

We've got two things to say about this:

1. Unrestricted funding opportunities for individual artists are few and far between, so let's make sure we do what we can to make this one successful 

2. Nothing would make us happier than seeing Opus Affair members win this fellowship, so get those applications in!

If there are any questions about the grant, Julia Ryan, the Artist Resource Manager for the City of Boston, is ready to help.