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Department of State: Division of the Arts: Services

Logo for the Division of the ArtsGRANTS FOR INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS

The Delaware Division of the Arts awards individual artist fellowships and opportunity grants to individual artists. Fellowships provide funding to Delaware artists working in the visual, performing, media, folk, and literary arts. Fellowships are designed to enable recipients to purchase equipment and materials, allocate working time, or fulfill other needs that will allow them to advance their careers. Click here to view current Fellowship recipients


Fellowship applications must be submitted electronically as an eGRANT. Information and Instructions for Fellowships (PDF) may be downloaded for review and are also included as part of the eGRANT instructions. The Fellowship "Application" link below is a direct link to the eGRANT where you will be taken through each step of the process. Questions concerning Fellowships should be directed to Kristin Pleasanton at 577-8284 or

To apply in the Opportunity Grant category, you need to download both the "Instructions and Information" and the "Application" for that particular grant. Save the selected documents onto your computer's hard drive. You can then fill out the application form directly on your computer, print it out, and mail it in with the rest of your application packet. Facsimile (fax) or e-mail transmission of applications will not be accepted.

Individual Artist Grants

Grant Category

Grant Description

Information & Instructions


Opportunity Grants

Supports individual artists in unique professional and artistic development opportunities and/or unique presentation opportunities



Artist Fellowship

Next Deadline
August 1, 2013

Supports individual artists in their work as visual, performing, media, folk, and/or literary artists

Information (FY2014)

Fellowship Application

General Grant Information


"Grantee Responsibilities"

Outlines the fiscal, reporting, and programmatic responsibilities of grantees


"Grant Review Process"

Outlines the steps an application takes from submission to final approval


"National Endowment for the Arts Requirements for Subgrantees"

Outlines federal obligations of all Division grantees


Grant recipients are required to include the following credit in all advertising, news releases, printed programs or posters, electronic media, or publicity related to Division-funded activities:

This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Grant Management Forms

W-9 Application The State of Delaware requires a W-9 on file for all vendors (grantees) before any payments can be made. This information is used to populate and maintain the State’s vendor file. Link to online form

Final Evaluation Form

For use by grantees to submit final reports for grants awarded during the Fiscal Year. All reports are due 60 days after the completion of the project. IAF final reports are due December 1 of the fellowship year.


Funding for Division of the Arts grants is supported by annual appropriates from the Delaware General Assembly, along with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Last Updated:Monday, 12-May-2014 10:25:31 EDT
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