Guidelines Released for 2013 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowships
Five selected contemporary Midwestern visual artists will each receive a $25,000 Fellowship courtesy of the 2013 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship program, made possible by the Efroymson Family Fund, a donor-advised fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation.
Established in 2004, the Fellowship program was created to increase awareness of contemporary art in the Midwest. The intent of the Fellowship is to reward creativity and encourage emerging individual artists by supporting their artistic development. The Fellowship program has traditionally awarded $20,000 to selected Fellows, and has distributed $700,000 to 35 contemporary Midwestern visual artists since its inception.
Fellowship categories are restricted to Installation, Sculpture and New Media artworks, and selection criteria is based upon: Quality and skill; creativity and uniqueness; commitment to developing the work; and impact the award will have on the artist's career. To be eligible, artists must: Be age 25 or older by February 28, 2013; a resident of either Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota or Wisconsin as of February 2012; and committed to residing in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota or Wisconsin for the duration of the fellowship (May 2013-May 2014).<
All applications are due Thursday, February 28, 2013. Guidelines and online applications for artists interested in applying for the 8th Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowships are now available at Central Indiana Community Foundation's website (www.cicf.org).
ABOUT THE EFROYMSON FAMILY FUND:
The Efroymson Family Fund is a donor-advised fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation and continues a long legacy of charitable commitment by the Efroymson family in central Indiana. The Efroymson Family Fund was established in 1998 by Dan and Lori Efroymson to promote the viability of Indianapolis and to date has awarded more than $70 million in grants in central Indiana and beyond.
ABOUT CENTRAL INDIANA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION:
Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) is a $600 million public foundation transforming the lives of central Indiana residents. CICF was established in 1997 as a partnership between The Indianapolis Foundation, serving Marion County since 1916, and Legacy Fund, serving Hamilton County since 1991.