Fellowships for Creative and Performing Arts Graduates

Available Fellowships by Granting Agency

MacDowell Colony Residences

The MacDowell Colony provides creative artists with time and seclusion to work and enjoy the experience of living in a community of gifted artists. Residences of up to two months are available. No residency fees are charged; grants for travel are awarded based on financial need. Disciplines include architecture and landscape architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts.

Multiple deadlines for Fall, Spring, Summer (2/10 and 9/10). 


Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Through the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, fellowships are intended to identify and encourage talented screenwriters. Recipients are expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during the year of the award.


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture: Residency Program for Emerging Visual Artists

Skowhegan offers an intensive 9-week summer residency program for gifted and diverse visual artists who have demonstrated a commitment to art-making and inquiry to create the most stimulating and rigorous environment possible for a concentrated period of artistic creation, interaction, and growth. Fellowships are available to cover tuition, room and board. Applicants must be 21 before the session begins.