The 2023 Kresge Artist Fellowships has officially opened. Artists in the fields of the literary and visual arts have until Thursday, Jan. 19, to apply, but organizers are encouraging artists to start working on their applications as soon as they can. This latest round of fellowships and awards totals $550,000 available for metro Detroit-based artists.
The Kresge Artist Fellowships are funded by The Kresge Foundation and administered by Kresge Arts in Detroit at the College for Creative Studies. Since its launch in 2008, Kresge Arts in Detroit has awarded more than $7.36 million in “no strings attached” fellowships to local artists. This year’s iteration offers established artists the chance at 20 $25,000 Kresge Artist Fellowships and emerging artists the chance at 10 $10,000 Gilda Awards.
Artists in the fields of the literary and visual arts are eligible for this year’s fellowships and must be at least 18 years old and a resident of Macomb, Oakland, or Wayne counties. Artists must also have been a resident of the tri-county area for at least two years prior to the application deadline and intend to stay a resident throughout the year-long fellowship.
Kresge Arts in Detroit has set up an online portal walking artists through the application process. To help, the organization has scheduled two virtual information sessions, with a first-time applicant walkthrough scheduled for 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, and an application Q&A session scheduled for 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12.
Visit Kresge Arts in Detroit online to learn more about the fellowships, awards, and application process.