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Creative & Performing Arts Fellowships & Awards

Nationally competitive arts fellowships provide financial support to students pursuing opportunities in the creative and performing arts.

Fine/Visual/Studio Arts
Music Festivals
Performing Arts – Acting/Theatre Focus
Performing Arts – Music Focus

Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, Randy Pausch Scholarship Fund: Supports students who are pursuing careers specializing in the development of interactive entertainment.

Josephine de Karman Fellowships: Recognizes and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor Von Karman’s high standards.

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowships: A creative fellowship for promising young graduates of the University of Illinois at Urbana--‐Champaign and other prestigious institutions recognizes alumna Kate Neal Kinley's dedication to the arts.

Princess Grace Foundation USA: Is a national program dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging theater, dance, and film artists who are at the outset of their careers or at early stages of professional development.

The John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship: Is a trust fund created for the education of young men and women who aim to make art their profession.

Fine / Visual / Studio Arts
American /Scandinavian Foundation: For all disciplines, but has grant for Scandinavian Folk Arts and Cultural Traditions.

Center for Craft, Creativity & Design Grants: Advances, expands and supports research about craft in the United States.

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships: Benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States.

Music Festivals
Atlantic Music Festival Fellowship: Offers programs for composers, conductors, instrumentalists, and singers

Olympic Music festival Fellowship: Fellows collaborate with world-class artists while gaining invaluable career experience. Private mentoring sessions and group discussions further reinforce the skills necessary to transition into a professional career in chamber music. For gifted violinists, violists, cellists and pianists to apply individually or as ensembles.

Performing Arts - Acting / Theatre Focus
American Society for Theatre Research Fellowships: Support and recognize outstanding scholarship in theatre and performance studies.

Educational Theatre Association Scholarships: A variety of scholarships for those interested in theatre performance, technical theatre, theatre education, playwriting, and film.

Ellen Stewart International Award: Promotes social change and community participation with a particular focus on the engagement of young people.

Julie Taymor World Theater Fellowship: Provides travel opportunities for enterprising young theater directors to immerse themselves in artistic experiences beyond our borders; thereby, expanding their creative horizons to include previously undiscovered styles and techniques which can best be experienced in direct dialogue and work with creative artists from other cultures.

Performing Arts - Music Focus
ASCAP Foundation Scholarships: Seek to ensure that opportunities for the study of music are available to students at all levels.

BMI Foundation Scholarships: A variety of scholarships and programs that support artists and musicians in different stages of their academic and professional careers.

American Conservatory Theaters Fellowships: Provide advanced, hands‐on training in theater production and administration.

McKnight Artist Fellowships: Provides support for individual artists.

Alliance of Artists