2020 New Jersey Individual Artist Fellowship Application Assistance Video 1/3: AM I ELIGIBLE?

2020 New Jersey Individual Artist Fellowship Application Assistance Video 1/3: AM I ELIGIBLE?


Thank you for your interest in the New Jersey
State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships. My name is Kimberly Steinle-Super and I am
Program Officer, Fellowships & Visual Arts at Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation administers the
application submission, review, and post-award process on behalf of the New Jersey State
Council on the Arts through an ongoing partnership, and we are also here to assist you through
the application process so please feel free to be in touch. This video is the first of three designed
to help you better understand the Individual Artist Fellowships program and help guide
you through the application process. This video will help you determine if you
are eligible to apply, and will also provide some background about the program. If this program is right for you, please watch
the second video in this series to review the category-specific application requirements. Finally, the third video will show you how
to submit an application using the online eGRANT application software. These videos are intended to help applicants
gain a better understanding of the program and its requirements but are not intended
as a substitution for the program guidelines, which are available on both the New Jersey
State Council on the Arts and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation websites. We’ve also linked them in the video description
below. Please be sure to read the program guidelines
in their entirety before submitting an application. A transcript of this presentation is also
available on the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation website. Individual Artist Fellowships are offered
in broad range of visual, literary, and performing arts categories. Different categories are offered each year
as determined by a three-year category rotation schedule. Categories offered for the 2020 award cycle
will be: Choreography
Music Composition Poetry
Sculpture Only applications in these categories will
be accepted for the 2020 Fellowships. If your work doesn’t fall under one of these
categories, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts invites you to see the program guidelines
for the full category rotation schedule and apply in 2021 or 2022 under the appropriate
Award category. The application deadline for the 2020 Individual
Artist Fellowships will be 5:00PM Eastern on July 16, 2019. We are not able to provide deadline extensions
so please be sure to plan ahead and contact us well in advance of the deadline if you
need any assistance. So what is this program all about? New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual
Artist Fellowships are awarded to practicing New Jersey artists to enable them to pursue
their artistic goals. Recipients are selected through a competitive
adjudication process based on their completed work. Fellowship applications are reviewed by panels
composed of artists and arts professionals with expertise in the specific discipline
of the applicant. The recipients of Individual Artist Fellowships
are decided solely on artistic excellence as demonstrated by work samples submitted
with the artist’s application. Applicants are not required to submit a project
proposal or have fiscal sponsorship. The amount of the award is determined annually
by the Council from funding provided through the New Jersey Hotel/Motel tax and Fellowship
awards have ranged in the past from $6,000 to $12,000. There is no award quota per artistic discipline
or style. Fellowships are awarded to those applicants
who demonstrate the highest artistic excellence regardless of discipline. Fellowships are not project-based. Artists may use fellowship awards to pursue
work in their artistic discipline, including purchasing supplies, studying in a workshop
situation, renting studio space or otherwise freeing their time. Fellowship funds may not be used for travel
out of the country, study as a matriculated student in either a graduate or undergraduate
program, or purchase permanent equipment (equipment with a resale value exceeding $350, or having
a life span over three years). To be considered eligible to apply for a Fellowship,
applicants must be: Artists who are current residents of the State
of New Jersey (all awards are subject to verification of New Jersey residency) The applicant must be the artist whose original artwork is represented in the submitted work
samples Age 18 or older Eligible applicants may submit one application in a single category per year There are also some limitations about who may apply to this program. The following individuals are NOT eligible
to apply: Artists who received a New Jersey State Council
on the Arts Fellowship in any category in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 or 2015 are not eligible
to apply for the current year Applicants may not be matriculated students
in a graduate, undergraduate or high school program at the time of application or award
(Fellowships may not provide funding for scholarships or academic study in pursuit of a degree) Collaborating New Jersey artists are not eligible to submit a joint application for collaborative
work. The applicant artist must have sole creative
control over all work submitted to the Fellowships program under his or her name. We hope this this video has helped you determine
whether or not you are eligible. If this program is a good fit for you, we
encourage you to watch the second video in this series to review the category-specific
requirements and determine if your work is eligible. As a reminder, all of the information we have
just reviewed is also available in the written program guidelines, which can be found on
both the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation websites. We will also link to the guidelines as well
as the next two videos in this series in YouTube description for this video, or you can click
the link now to watch part two: Is my work eligible? On behalf of the New Jersey State Council
on the Arts and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, thanks again for your interest in the Individual
Artist Fellowships.

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