Writing and visual fellowships for emerging artists

The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, invites writers and visual artists from around the country to apply for fellowships.

The postmark deadline for the 2013-14 Writing Fellowships is December 1, 2012. The deadline (electronic submission required) for the 2013-14 Visual Arts Fellowships is February 1, 2013.

Fellowships are open to writers and visual artists in the emerging stages of their careers. Fellows receive a seven-month stay (October 1­­-April 30) at the Work Center and a $750 monthly stipend. Fellows are chosen based on the excellence of their work and do not pay or work in exchange for their fellowships in any way.

For 40 years, the Fine Arts Work Center has run the largest and longest residency fellowship in the United States for emerging visual artists and writers. Former visual arts fellows include Ellen Gallagher, Jack Pierson, Lisa Yuskavage, Angela Dufresne, Geoffrey Chadsey and Lamar Peterson. Former writing fellows–nearly all of whom were at the Work Center before the publication of their first books–have won every major national award in writing including the National Book Award and seven Pulitzer Prizes. Former writing fellows include Denis Johnson, Louise Glück, Jhumpa Lahiri and Yusef Komunyakaa.

For application guidelines, visit the Fine Arts Work Center’s website.

Via: Fine Arts Work Center