Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship

About the Program

What would you do if you were given $10,000 to go in search of creative inspiration?

In 1999, the Indy Arts Council, with generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc., established the program as an invitation to central Indiana artists, and nonprofit arts administrators, to nurture their creative exploration and rekindle their spirits. Since then, the Arts Council has awarded $10,000 grants to nearly 470 individuals who have used the funding for travel, research, conferences, workshops, retreats, and other renewing experiences. This year, we will award 40 fellowships.

Applications for the 2022-2023 Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship closed on July 17, 2022. Award notifications will be made by the end of October.

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Read the 2020-2021 Fellowship Stories

2020-2021 Creative Arts Renewal Fellowship
Discover the renewal journeys of nearly 40 local visual artists, poets, authors, dancers, and musicians.

“This fellowship reminds us to dream big. I wouldn’t have pursued my dream to the end without this uplifting belief in me.” - 2020-2021 Fellow

“The beauty I encountered, the serenity I still feel, has a lasting effect on my soul and my art.” - 2020-2021  Fellow

Amy Falstrom

Ashley Robinson

Becky Archibald

Brian Mancuso

Callista Buchen

Chris Forhan

Christian Moody

Christina O’Grady

Christopher “Bryn” Jackson

Claire Dana

Craig McDaniel

Crystal Rhodes

Dan Wakefield

Daniel Martin

Devon Ginn

Diop Adisa

Gina Baird

Gregory Dugan

Jean-Luc Howell

Jeffery Dalton

Katrina Murray

Lalah Hazelwood

Laura Glover

Mab Graves

Margaret Kimball

Mina Keohane

Mirvia Eckert

Nicole Powell

Patrick Fata

Polina Osherov

Ronne Stone

Ryan Artzberger

Sandy Lomax

Scott Shoemaker

Shauta Marsh

Susan Tennant

Suzanne Sweeney

Tatjana Rebelle

Valerie Eickmeier

For more information, please contact the Arts Council grants department at (317) 631-3301 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Arts Council of Indianapolis is committed to working with the arts and cultural community to cultivate a sector that serves, celebrates, and values every resident of Indianapolis. We envision a city where engagement in the arts is not pre-determined by socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. We believe in a full creative life for all.

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