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Creative Renewal Fellowship

Fellowships to North Carolina Individuals
in Eligible Regions for Creative Activities

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Deadline Date:

02/17/20 12 noon


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Fellowships to North Carolina individuals for activities to further creative opportunities in eligible regions. Fellowships are intended for research, instruction, conferences, apprenticeships, travel, or other experiences that help the recipient explore his or her creative journey in arts, science, and history. Fellowships are also intended to improve the overall cultural climate of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area.

The fellowship is distinct from professional development opportunities because it focuses on personal renewal with the belief that the entire community will benefit through investments in individuals in the creative community. It is similar to the concept of a sabbatical that the academic community has developed to keep the educational community infused with new energy. It is, however, vastly different from a typical artist project grant in that it is designed specifically to address the pursuit of creative renewal without the constraints of budgets or sometimes even specific project outcomes. The only outcome required is creative renewal.

Examples of possible fellowship activities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Exploration of new ideas
  • Pursuit of new or familiar avenues of creative expression
  • Research and/or instruction
  • Conferences or retreats

Fellowship activities may be conducted anywhere in the world. Funds may be used for travel, housing, and/or the equipment necessary to conduct proposed activities. Fellows will be responsible for making all arrangements and/or purchases for fellowship activities. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187942

Number of Grants:

In 2020, ASC will award between five (5) to seven (7) Creative Renewal Fellowships.

Estimated Size of Grant:


Term of Contract:

Fellowship activities must occur between April 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021 as determined by the applicant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Please consider applying if you meet the following criteria:
- You have lived in Mecklenburg County for a minimum of three consecutive years as of January 1, 2020.
- You have been pursuing a career in the creative sector (arts, science and/or history related) for at least ten years (not necessarily in the same position or within the same discipline).
- You have generated the majority of your income over the past three years through your work as a sole proprietor, creative entrepreneur or contract employee in the fields of visual/folk/performing/multi-disciplinary arts, literature, science, or history. Note: Other than creative individuals who have formally incorporated their practice as a business, full time employees at arts, science, history organizations are not currently eligible to apply.

In 2020, ASC will award Fellowships to individuals who have lived in Charlotte-Mecklenburg for at least the past three continuous years and who have been a professional, pursuing a career in the creative sector, for at least ten years.

Fellowship funds may not be used for tuition toward degree-seeking course work.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Attend an Individual Artists Fellowship Funding Workshop:

These sessions will focus specifically on the Creative Renewal Fellowship and the Emerging Creators Fellowship:

- 10 a.m.-noon, January 23, 2020, West Boulevard Library. For more information and to RSVP:

- 5:30-7:30 p.m. January 23, 2020, Mint Museum Randolph. For more information and to RSVP:

Pre-Application Information:

- Submit an application by Feb. 17, 2020.
- Award Notification: By April 1, 2020.

Fellows are required to participate in three or four meetings convened by ASC throughout the fellowship period. These meetings are intended to expand the scope of the experience from an individual to the community and to generate creative synergy, new ideas, and collaborations.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Questions about Creative Renewal Fellowships can be directed to:
Liz Fitzgerald
Grants & Services Program Director

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: Charlotte-Mecklenburg

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