Fellowship Opportunity: Luminarts

Applications are open for the 2020 Luminarts Creative Writing Fellowship. You could win $7,500, become a Luminarts Fellow, and as a Fellow be eligible for continued funding for your artistic and career development projects. The deadline to apply to the 2020 Creative Writing Fellowship is Friday, February 7, 2020. Click HERE to get started, or contact Luminarts at info@luminarts.org or (312) 435-5961.

Luminarts Fellowship

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The Creative Writing Fellowship awards five $5,000 Luminarts Fellowships for excellence in creative writing in the categories of prose and poetry, both fiction and nonfiction.

Deadline: February 9, 2018


Eligibility and Guidelines

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 30 years old on the date of applying
  • Be currently enrolled in, or have completed, a degree program, conservatory, or other professional artist development program
  • Live within 150 miles of the Chicago Loop

 

Submission Guidelines

There are three components that must be attached to your application. These include:

  • A written piece of your work, two pages maximum length, single-spaced (excerpts of larger work are also allowed, but limited to two pages)
  • A career statement outlining what your career objectives are as an artist, how becoming a Luminarts Fellow would help support those objectives, and how you envision your art/career impacting the greater Chicago community
  • The name, contact information, and relationship to one (1) professional or educational reference

Read on for more details.

The 2017 Luminarts Fellowship

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Apply today for the 2017 Fellowship in Visual Arts, Creative Writing, Classical Music, or Jazz. You could win up to $15,000, become a Luminarts Fellow, and as a Fellow be eligible to receive future funding for your artistic and career development projects.

For more information, visit Luminarts.org, email info@luminarts.org, or call (312) 435-5961.

Apply today!

Bucknell University Seminar for Younger Poets is Now Accepting Applications (deadline January 31, 2015)

Undergraduate Poets! See below for this amazing opportunity for younger poets. It’s rare to find opportunities like these (read: PAID FOR) in the humanities, rarer to find them in the writing field, and rarer still to find them in poetry! Get on those applications!

Bucknell University is one of the nation’s largest private universities and is located in Lewisburg, PA.

In June 2015, the Stadler Center will conduct the 31th annual Seminar for Younger Poets. Held for three weeks in June, the Seminar provides an extended opportunity for undergraduate poets to write and to be guided by established poets. Staff and visiting poets conduct writing workshops and offer lecture/discussions, present readings of their own work, and are available for individual conferences.

In the past, such poets as Terrance Hayes, Dana Levin, Mary Ruefle, David St. John, Arthur Sze, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Jean Valentine, and Carl Phillips have served as visiting poets. Numerous readings provide the participants with the opportunity to hear and be heard by their peers. Applicants compete for ten places in the Seminar, all of which come with fellowships. Fellowships include tuition, housing in campus apartments, and meals. Accepted students are responsible only for their travel to Bucknell and a modest library deposit. A limited number of travel scholarships are available.

For the 2015 Seminar, visiting poets Brenda Hillman and Mary Szybist will join director G.C. Waldrep and staff members Deirdre O’Connor, Chet’la Sebree, and Justin Boening.

The next Seminar will be held June 7-28, 2015. The application deadline is Jan. 31, 2015. Applications must be submitted via the Stadler Center Application Portal.

See Frequently Asked Questions about eligibility and the application process.