Applying for a Fellowship

The deadline to apply for a 2020-21 Writing Fellowship is December 2 . 

The deadline to apply for a 2020-21 Visual Arts Fellowship is February 1.

Eligibility: Fine Arts Work Center Fellowships are open to writers and visual artists in the emerging stages of their careers.  Fellows may be citizens of any country.  Juries of working writers and artists make the admissions decisions.  The Work Center awards fellowships to five poets and five fiction writers a year.  In the visual arts, 2D, 3D and time-based work is considered, and 10 fellowships are awarded.  The Fine Arts Work Center actively seeks applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds. 

The Fine Arts Work Center welcomes family members and partners of Fellows during the Winter Fellowship Term.

 Visual Artists Fellowship

 Writing Fellowship

The Fine Arts Work Center is an equal opportunity provider and employer. If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at