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ALEXA ROSE FELLOW

$25,000 CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT AWARD

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

OVERVIEW

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.  

ELIGIBILITY

  • 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.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

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

HOW TO NOMINATE

Please read the NOMINATION GUIDELINES PDF.

 

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

  • Community members submit nominations for artists

  • Nominations are reviewed by the Alexa Rose Foundation Board of Trustees.

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

  • Fellow(s) are selected by the Alexa Rose Foundation Board of Trustees and made public. 

**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.**

GET STARTED

The 2020 Fellowship has closed. 

 

The next Fellowship application period will open in late Summer, 2021. 

Want to get a head start on next year?  View the nomination guidelines below. 

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