Note: This funding opportunity is no longer currently accepting applications. See below for resources to manage your grant award.
Apply for funding and professional development to advance your artistic career. The Artist Fellowship provides support to Iowa artists, filmmakers, musicians and creative writers who demonstrate exceptional creativity and a commitment to advancing their artistic practices at a pivotal moment in their careers.
Funding for the program is provided by the Iowa Legislature and by the National Endowment for the Arts.
- Who: Iowa Artists, including Performing and Visual Artists, Filmmakers, Musicians, Creative Writers
- What: $10,000 and professional development
- When: March 15, 2022 deadline for the fellowship period of July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023
How to Apply
Grant Writing Resources
Virtual Office Hours
Drop in on virtual office hours via Zoom to ask program staff questions. Potential applicants are welcome to join at any time during the following open hours to ask questions about applying to the program.
When and How to Join
11:00 a.m., March 10, 2022
11:00 a.m., April 14, 2022
Office Hours Zoom Link
Office Hours Call-In: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 626 286 2564
Automatic closed captioning will be provided. For additional accommodations, please contact the Accessibility Coordinator Lindsay Keast at 515-281-8352 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a look at examples of previously submitted applications. Example applications are for reference only. Programs change from year to year so applicants should ensure they are responding to current application requirements.
Grant Terms and Definitions
Check out the glossary for definitions of grant terms used in the guidelines.
Manage Your Grant
See the Grantee Handbook to learn how to manage your grant, including contract compliance and publicity.
As a grant recipient, you must complete the final report form at the end of the process and share the impact of the project on arts and culture in Iowa.
Current & Past Fellows
View the list of exceptional artists who have been selected for the Iowa Artist Fellowship program.