MAC Visual Artist Fellowship Program / Funding

August 9, 2023

Organization Name: Robert B. McMillen Foundation

Organization Location: Ellensburg, WA

Type: Funding

Fee: Free


This program exists to help support artists with tools, resources, and funding help ensure artists thrive. We seek to foster personal connections with individual artists for the purposes of impacting and building community. We welcome artists who push boundaries, provoke and compel, are changemakers, mentors, teachers, champions of issues of social justice, messengers, community builders, etc.

Selection Criteria:

Artistic Excellence
– Evidence of mastery of skills and techniques, professional approaches to process and presentation, and/or communication of unique vision or perspective.

Artistic Merit
– Evidence of some/all of the following: Potential impact on the artistic and/or cultural development of a community or individuals; and/or potential to broaden access to, expand and diversify the audiences for, and/or strengthen communities through the arts.

Community Involvement/Engagement
– Will participate in the MAC – mentor up and coming artists; give a presentation.
– Demonstrated interest and experience in community engagement.

Funding Impact
– Gives clear evidence of how the funding will further the artist’s career and impact community.

Timeline for the 2023 Fellowship Application Cycle:
Deadline: Midnight on Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Panel Review: Mid-August – Early September 2023
Finalist Notification: Early September 2023
Finalists must attend in-person interview – DateTBD: Week of September 18-22
Award Notification: September 30, 2023
Funding Period: October 1, 2023 – Sept. 30, 2024
Final Report Due: September 30, 2024 or 60 days following expenditure of all funds, if sooner

Opportunity Website

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