Luminarts Fellowships 2017

Graduate MAWP students are highly encouraged to apply to become a Luminarts Fellow in creative writing for this coming 2017 year.

Luminarts welcomes talented young artists of all social, economic and cultural backgrounds in the Chicago area to create together. Luminiarts fellows have unique opportunities for grant/project support, special residency opportunities, lectures, workshops, mentorship, and facilitated conversations that provide valuable insights into building a successful career in the arts and strengthening Chicago’s art community.

The Creative Writing Fellowship awards five $5,000 Luminarts fellowships for excellence in creative writing in in the categories or prose and poetry. Applicants submit a two-page written piece (either a stand-alone piece or an excerpt of a larger piece such as a novel or short story). Entries are submitted and reviewed by an initial panel of jurors. Once reviewed, all top entries go to the final juror panel and the winners are selected. Jurors are comprised of professional authors, novelists, and poets, literary contributors, publishers, editors, journalists and media contributors.

Fellowships are available for applicants between the ages of 18 and 30, who live or reside within 150 miles of the Chicago Loop, and are currently enrolled in or graduated from a degree program, conservatory, or other professional artist development program.

Click below for complete guidelines and to apply. The deadline to apply to the 2017 Creative Writing Fellowship is Friday, April 28, 2017.

Apply online, or see the video below for more information.

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