McMillen Artist Community Fellowship / Funding

August 11, 2021

Organization Name: Robert B. McMillen Foundation

Organization Location: Ellensburg, WA

Type: Funding

Fee: Free


The Robert B. McMillen Foundation believes in the power of the arts to change lives, to make the world a better place, to build vibrant communities, and to build bridges of understanding. We believe in a just, equitable, and inclusive society and we feel that artists are the key to advancing these ideals.

The MAC Fellowship Program is designed to recognize and empower highly-motivated emerging and mid-career artists looking to transition from undiscovered to established, self-sustaining professionals. Aside from artistic merit, artistic excellence, and providing funding to help ensure artists thrive, the Foundation’s Fellowship Program looks to deepen personal connections with individual artists for the purposes of sending out ripples into communities, cities, and our great state. We are looking for artists who push boundaries, provoke and compel, are change makers, mentors, teachers, champions of issues of social justice, messengers, community builders, etc.

There will be two levels of application review: 1) Portfolio, Artist & Impact Statements, and 2) In-person Interview – this will be in a GROUP interview setting. Top candidates will spend the day all together along with our selection committee. Details TBD.


Deadline: Midnight, August 11, 2021
Panel Review: Late Summer/Early Fall 2021
Finalist Notification: Early September 2021
Finalists must attend in-person interview: TBD – Target date during week of Sept 20-24
Award Notification: September 30, 2021
Funding Period: October 1, 2021 – Sept. 30, 2022
Final Report Due: September 30, 2022 or 60 days following expenditure of all funds, if sooner

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