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 making an impact in Boise Valley’s community. 


It is an invitation to do something exceptional. 

Image left: Artwork by Stephanie Wilde, 2020 grantee


In 2020, The Foundation will award $25,000 to its first ever Alexa Rose Fellow. 


Community members may nominate any artist(s) they see fit by reading the NOMINATION GUIDELINES PDF and completing the NOMINATION FORM. This consists of a nomination letter1-3 letters of recommendation, a brief questionnaire, and access to work samples of the artist in question.  

Please note that artists may solicit a nomination from a mentor, colleague or creative advisor. The goal is not for the Fellow to be a "surprise", but rather a recommendation from the community. However, we do not accept self-nominations at this time.  


Accepting Nominations: July 15 - August 26, 2020. 

Deadline: 5pm, Wednesday, August 26, 2020.


  • Nominee MUST be a full-time resident of Ada or Canyon county OR member of an Indigenous Boise Valley Tribe (who may reside elsewhere).

  • Nominee MUST be 18 years of age or older

  • Nominee MAY be a previous Alexa Rose grantee. 

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


Established or mid-career artists who have made significant contributions to their creative field. Nominees should be currently active as makers, doers and creators in the artistic community, and demonstrate a continued interest in honing their creative voice. 

Nominees will be assessed on the following:

  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


Please read the NOMINATION GUIDELINES PDF and then complete the NOMINATION FORM below.


If you wish to nominate multiple artists, you must submit a separate application for each.

Disqualifying Nominations:

  • Nominee is a direct family member or spouse of the nominator.

  • Nominee is a family member of someone on the Alexa Rose Foundation Board of Trustees.


  • July 15-August 26Community members submit nominations for artists

  • August-September: Nominations are reviewed by the Alexa Rose Foundation Board of Trustees.

  • September: Up to five finalists are selected for in-person interviews conducted by Alexa Rose Foundation representatives. 

  • October: One Fellow is selected by the Alexa Rose Foundation Board of Trustees and made public. 

Funding will be made available to the Fellow in Fall of 2020, made out as a single check of $25,000. 

**Please note that The Foundation reserves the right to NOT make a selection if the Board feels that no applicant meets the intended criteria of the fellowship.**


Nominations will be accepted through August 26th at 5:00pm MT. 


Prior to starting a nomination, please take a moment to download and review the NOMINATION GUIDELINES. This is a comprehensive breakdown of what we would like to see in an application. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Grants Manager directly

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