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.
“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