Individual Artist Award
Honoring Artistic Excellence: Individual Artist Award
Artists are at the heart of Maryland's thriving creative sector, and communities value artists for the vitality, cultural traditions and economic impact they support throughout the state.
The Maryland State Arts Council's annual Individual Artist Award (IAA) recognizes the importance of artists and their works of excellence to the cultural vibrancy of Maryland. Each year, awards of $1,000, $3,000 or $6,000 go to Artists from across Maryland who are selected through an anonymous process by an out-of-state jury on the basis of artistic merit alone.
In partnership with the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, The IAA program reviews a total of 18 artistic disciplines, which are separated into three competition groups that are awarded tri-annually. See grantees list here.
|Creative Non-Fiction/Fiction||Dance: Choreography||Non-Classical Music: Composition|
|Media/Digital/Electronic Arts||Dance: Solo Performance||Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance|
|Theater: Solo Performance||Classical Music: Composition||Playwriting|
|Painting||Classical Music: Solo Performance||Crafts|
|Works on Paper||Poetry||Photography|
|World Music: Composition|
|World Music: Solo Performance|
Applying for an Award
The IAA typically opens for applications from Maryland artists in May of each year, with a deadline in late July and award notification in April.