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Gilda Awards

Gilda Awards are $5,000 prizes for emerging artists that honor Gilda Snowden’s legacy as a mentor and champion of emerging artists in metro Detroit. Gilda Awards recognize artists early in their careers, who are gaining momentum, and who take creative risks in their chosen art form.

November 1, 2023

Application guidelines released

December 1, 2023

Online application opens

January 18, 2024

Application deadline

Summer 2024

Fellowships and Gilda Awards announced

Award Details

An Advocate for Artists

Gilda Snowden was an avid mentor and supporter of emerging artists.

52 Gilda Award recipients since 2015

5 Gilda Award recipients have gone on to receive Kresge Artist Fellowships

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