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.
Our Fellowship is now a direct application process. Artists apply on their own behalf, with supplemental letters of recommendation from community members.
We have made this change to ensure a smoother and more user-friendly application process.
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 Alexa Rose grantee.
Applicant 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. Applicants should be currently 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 the following:
Mastery of artistic medium, as evidenced in past work and letters of recommendation
Strong creative voice, as evidenced in past work samples, letters of recommendation, and interview process
Potential for creative growth, as shown in letters of recommendation and communicated in the interview process
HOW TO APPLY
To begin, please review the APPLICATION GUIDELINES PDF and then APPLY using the online portal below.
A completed application consists of a cover letter, 1-3 letters of recommendation, a brief questionnaire, and access to work samples.
For artists who applied in 2020, only one new letter of recommendation is required, as previous
nomination materials will be on file.
July 26-August 27: Artists submit applications for Fellowship consideration.
August 27-September 13: Nominations are reviewed by the Alexa Rose Foundation Board of Trustees.
September 13: Up to five finalists are selected for in-person interviews conducted by Alexa Rose Foundation representatives (interview dates TBD).
October 1: Fellow(s) are announced by the Alexa Rose Foundation Board of Trustees.
**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.**
The 2021 Fellowship period is now CLOSED.
Fellow(s) will be announced in late Fall, 2021.