Contemporary Arts Artist Fellowship Program

In fiscal 2020, annual ARTIST FELLOWSHIP GRANTS of $5,000 were awarded to five visual artists, and a two-year FELLOWSHIP PROJECT GRANT of $7,000 was awarded to one artist having received two or more Fellowships. Click on the artist’s image to link to their website.

FY20 Artist Fellow, Matthew Couper, Painting, Las Vegas

FY20 Artist Fellow, Matthew Couper, Painting, Las Vegas

FY20 Artist Fellow, Jen Graham, Drawing/Mixed Media, Reno

FY20 Artist Fellow, Jen Graham, Drawing/Mixed Media, Reno

FY20 Fellow Project Grant, Ann Keniston, Poet, Reno

FY20 Fellow Project Grant, Ann Keniston, Poet, Reno

FY20 Artist Fellow, Sarah Lillegard, Ceramics/Sculpture, Reno

FY20 Artist Fellow, Sarah Lillegard, Ceramics/Sculpture, Reno

FY20 Artist Fellow, Austin Pratt, Painting, Reno

FY20 Artist Fellow, Austin Pratt, Painting, Reno

FY20 Artist Fellow, Marshall Scheuttle, Photography, Las Vegas

FY20 Artist Fellow, Marshall Scheuttle, Photography, Las Vegas

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The Artist Fellowship Program was created in 1989 to encourage the pursuit of artistic excellence by providing financial support to outstanding artists. Fellowship grants go to contemporary artists living in Nevada in the literary, performing, and visual arts (including media arts), and may be awarded at any stage of the artists’ career development. Beginning in FY19, this grant also includes Folk & Traditional Arts Fellowship defined by cultural connections such as a common ethnic heritage, language, religion, occupation, or geographic area. By recognizing and rewarding artistic accomplishment, the program promotes public awareness and appreciation of the role of the artist in our society.