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Kresge Artist Fellowships

Kresge Artist Fellowships are $40,000 no strings attached awards for emerging and established artists at any stage of their careers. Fellowships recognize creative vision and commitment to excellence within a wide range of artistic disciplines—including artists who have been academically trained, self-taught artists, and artists whose art forms have been passed down through cultural heritage.

Timeline
November 8, 2023

Application guidelines released

December 1, 2023

Online application opens

January 18, 2024

Application deadline

Summer 2024

Fellowships and Gilda Awards announced

Award Details

Advancing Artists' Careers

Kresge Arts in Detroit supports artists as they advance their careers on their own terms. Our professional development program offers skill-building, legal support, networking, promotion, exhibition opportunities, and coaching spaces. Fellowships also include creation of an original short film highlighting the artist’s work. Films are a part of an award-winning series, many of which have been screened in film festivals across the country.

278 Kresge Artists Fellows since 2008

8,200+ Individuals watched the film series premiere on Detroit Public Television in 2023

Kresge Artist Fellowship Panelists

Award Year
Literary Arts Panelists
Visual Arts Panelists
Film & Music Panelists
Live Arts Panelists
Literary Arts Panelists
Visual Arts Panelists
Film & Music Panelists
Live Arts Panelists
Literary Arts Panelists
Visual Arts Panelists
Film & Music Panelists
Live Arts Panelists
Literary Arts Panelists
Visual Arts Panelists
Film & Music Panelists
Live Arts Panelists
Literary Arts Panelists
Visual Arts Panelists
Film/Theatre Panelists
Dance/Music Panelists
Literary Arts Panelists
Group photo of 2012 Literary Arts panelists
Visual Arts Panelists
Group photo of 2013 Visual Arts panelists
Literary Arts Panelists
Group photo of 2012 Literary Arts panelists
Performing Arts Panelists
Group photo of 2012 Performing Arts panelists
Visual Arts Panelists
Group photo of 2011 Visual Arts panelists
Literary Arts Panelists
Group photo of 2010 Literary Arts panelists
Performing Arts Panelists
Group photo of 2010 Performing Arts panelists
Visual Arts Panelists
Group photo of 2009 Visual Arts panelists

Latest Announcements

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METRO TIMES 5TH ANNUAL FICTION ISSUE FEATURING KRESGE FELLOWS

For the 5th year, Kresge Arts in Detroit partnered with the Metro Times to publish the Fiction Issue. This issue of the weekly publication is dedicated to spotlighting local literary and visual artists from metro Detroit. Bayan Founas (2021 Gilda Award recipient) led as editor and Drew Philp (2017 Kresge Artist Fellow) served as deputy editor. Contributors include current and previous Kresge Artist Fellows.

SPOTLIGHT DETROIT SHORT FILMS PREMIERE ON DETROIT PBS

Watch the premiere of the newest shorts in our Emmy-winning film series!

ON VIEW NOW: ONLINE EXHIBITION FEATURING THE 15TH ARTIST COHORT

Kresge Arts in Detroit is proud to announce our first online exhibition featuring the 2023 Kresge Artist Fellows and Gilda Award recipients.