Define American Immigrant Artist Fellowship - Define American

Define American Immigrant Artist Fellowship

Supporting immigrant artists in developing their practices and connecting with their local communities.

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2020 applications are now open! Application deadline extended to April 5!


About the Fellowship

Define American created this fellowship to support immigrant artists who engage their communities as they further develop their artistic practice and shape narratives of American identity. Selected artists receive a stipend and resources and gain national exposure as they work with community-based organizations, build their capacity as cultural change-makers and demonstrate how art can catalyze positive and lasting narrative change.

Define American recognizes a broad definition of artist, including: painters, designers, writers, comedians, poets, actors, sculptors, filmmakers, interdisciplinary artists, etc. This program is uniquely suited to supporting artists who have a deep commitment to their local communities.

Selected artist fellows will receive:

Application process:

Who should apply?

Questions: Please contact the Creative Programs Manager Bethany Wearden ([email protected]).

The Define American Artist Fellowship is made possible through a grant from the Kresge Foundation.

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2019 Define American Artist Fellows