On a whim I applied for a Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship. How cool would this be?
The MCC’s Artist Fellowships provide direct, unrestricted support to Massachusetts artists in recognition of exceptional original work, to foster the creation of new art in the Commonwealth.
The Artist Fellowships provide competitive grants of $7,500 and finalist awards of $500. The number of awards per discipline category varies according to the number of applications reviewed, the recommendations of each panel, and program funds available.
In all seriousness, the application was so simple I can only imagine how competitive it is. Here are the instructions:
Upload five images, in JPG format, using the online form. Images will be simultaneously projected left to right, 1-5, during the panel review. Please consider this as you choose the order in which you upload images.
There are two review criteria for the Artist Fellowships: artistic quality and creative ability as evidenced by original work submitted.
I’ll let you know in February.