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The Alexa Rose Fellow is a merit-based award that recognizes significant past creative accomplishments and provides resources for accelerated development of an artist’s creative practice.

Creative work matters. Taking risks, mastering skills, and remaining dedicated to one’s artistic pursuit is what the Alexa Rose Foundation would like to recognize and encourage with this award celebrating highly creative individuals who are making an impact. 


It is an invitation to do something exceptional. 


  • Applicant must be a full-time Resident of Ada or Canyon County or member of an Indigenous Boise Valley Tribe (who may reside elsewhere).

  • Applicant must be 18 years of age or older. 

  • Applicant may be a previous or current Alexa Rose grantee. 

  • Applicant may work in any discipline(s) including, but not limited to, performing, literary, film, visual or multimedia.


We are happy to be back with this transformational opportunity. Please apply using the online portal which will appear here on October 24th, 2023.


The Fellowship's criteria and application requirements will evolve a bit for 2023. Please plan on submitting a cover letter, references/letters of recommendation, answers to a questionnaire, and work samples. 

Please check back in early October to learn more. Thank you!


Established or mid-career artists who have made significant contributions to their creative field. Applicants should be active as makers,

doers and creators in the artistic community, and demonstrate a continued interest in honing their creative voice. Applicants will be assessed on these criteria among others:

  1. Mastery of artistic medium, as evidenced in past work and letters of recommendation

  2. Strong creative voice, as evidenced in past work samples, letters of recommendation, and interview process

  3. Potential for creative growth, as shown in letters of recommendation and communicated in the interview process

  4. Mentorship and giving back, as evidenced by investment in the community and other artists.


  • Tuesday, October 24th, 2023: Artists submit applications for Fellowship consideration. Application closes Saturday, November 11th, 2023.​

  • Early December: finalists invited for in-person interviews. 

  • Friday, December 15th: Selected Fellow is notified by the Alexa Rose Foundation. The Fellow may be asked to be available in January for media interviews.

    * In the unlikely event that no applicant meets the criteria, the Foundation reserves the right to make no selection.

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