The Oregon Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Fellowship Program honors Oregon’s professional artists and their artistic achievements and supports their efforts to advance their careers. In selecting artists to receive Fellowships, the Commission looks to Oregon artists of outstanding talent, demonstrated ability and commitment to the creation of new work(s).
FY 2018 Fellowship awards are made to artists demonstrating excellence in the Visual Arts and Design.
Fellowships are non-matching awards of $3,000. There is no pre-determined number of Fellowships to be awarded in each discipline. The Commission and its review panel(s) may determine that no Fellowships be awarded. The Arts Commission designates a special, honorary Joan Shipley Award to one Fellow, recognizing the great Oregon arts leader Joan Shipley, who passed away in 2011. A founding board member of PICA and the Bonnie Bronson Trust, Shipley was a collector, philanthropist and supporter of many arts and humanities organizations.