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 2020 Fellowship awards are made to artists demonstrating excellence in the Visual Arts and Design.
Fellowships are non-matching awards of $3,500- $5,000. The Arts Commission determines the number of Fellowships 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 Fund, Shipley was a collector, philanthropist and supporter of many arts and humanities organizations.
FY 18 (and prior) Final Report