USA Fellowships are annual $50,000 unrestricted awards recognizing the most compelling artists working and living in the United States, in all disciplines, at every stage of their career. 

Each year, individual artists and collaboratives are anonymously nominated to apply by a geographically diverse and rotating group of artists, scholars, critics, producers, curators, and other arts professionals. Applications are reviewed by discipline-specific panels who select the finalists, which are then approved by our Board of Trustees. A full list of our panelists can be found here.

Our programs are built around establishing lasting connections with our awardees through intimate gatherings and publications. Assembly is an annual three-day retreat intended to cultivate lasting connections among the latest class of awardees, donors, stakeholders, and community partners. Awardees are also featured in Anthology, our annual intern-produced publication that examines artists’ relationships with the world around them in unexpected ways.