2017 Connie Boochever Fellowship Application is Open!

The Connie Boochever Artist Fellowship awards recognize and support Alaska emerging artists of exceptional talent. Fellowships are awarded by the Connie Boochever Endowment through the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation. The program is administered by the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

Application Deadline:  Deadline extended to September 10, 2017, 9:59 PM AKST. The application can be found here on CaFÉ.

2017 Discipline Categories: Performing arts, theatre, and music

About the Connie Boochever Artist Fellowship
Mrs. Connie Boochever was an avid performer, director, and producer of community theater and a lifelong patron and advocate of the arts. Her devoted work in support of the arts laid the foundation for many cultural activities we enjoy in Alaska. Her crusading efforts gave the arts a voice in Alaskan government and she played a key role in advocating for passage of legislation mandating Percent for Art in Public Places. Connie’s legacy can be seen in art installed in public buildings around the state. The Connie Boochever Fellowship was established to honor and reflect the spirited passion of the arts Mrs. Boochever consistently demonstrated, and to further the message she championed throughout her life: That the arts are important to the citizens of Alaska and worthy of significant support from individuals, businesses and corporations.

Purpose of the Fellowship
The purpose of the Connie Boochever Artist Fellowship is to recognize and support Alaska emerging artists of exceptional talent. Fellowships are awarded by the Connie Boochever Endowment through the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation. The program is administered by the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

A select number of $2,500 fellowships will be awarded biennially with specific disciplines funded in alternating years. Uses of the fellowship funds are very broad. However, funds must be spent on activities related to the fellow’s creative career.

Eligibility: Participation is limited to emerging artists living in Alaska and pursuing an art form on an ongoing basis.

What is an emerging artist?

Emerging professional artists are defined as the principal creators of new work who:
• take risks and embrace challenges;
• have a developing voice that reveals significant potential;
• are rigorous in their approach to creation and production;
• have some evidence of professional achievement but not a substantial record of accomplishment; and
• are not recognized as established artists by other artists, curators, producers, critics, and arts administrators.

Individual applicants must:
• Be legal residents of Alaska
• Be 18 years of age or older.
• Not be a full-time student or enrolled in any art-related degree or certification program
• Apply as an individual artist, not a collaborative group or team

To Apply:
Carefully read the program guidelines at here. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants must complete the application using the CaFE system, including uploading a resume, and appropriate work samples.