Iowa Artist Fellowship Program

    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

    1. Read the guidelines
    2. Watch the recorded informational webinar
    3. Submit the application

    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

    Example Applications
    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

    Grantee Handbook

    See the Grantee Handbook to learn how to manage your grant, including contract compliance and publicity.

    Final Report

    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.

    Grant Award History

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