USA
Fellows

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.

Headshot of Emmy Pérez
2022 USA Fellow
Writing

Emmy

Pérez

Poet
McAllen, TX
2022 USA Fellow
Headshot of Las Imaginistas
2022 USA Fellow
Traditional Arts

Las Imaginistas

Skyborgs (Sociocultural Cyborgs for Nature and Collective Liberation)
Rio Grande Delta Carrizo Comecrudo Territory Maiza, and Brownsville, TX
2022 USA Fellow
2021 USA Fellow
Writing

Elizabeth

McCracken

Multi-genre Writer
Austin, TX
2021 USA Fellow
Jennifer Ling Datchuk
2020 USA Fellow
Craft

Jennifer Ling

Datchuk

Multimedia Ceramicist
San Antonio, TX
2020 USA Fellow
2019 USA Fellow
Writing

Tarfia

Faizullah

Poet
Dallas, TX and Chicago, IL
2019 USA Fellow
Allison Orr
2018 USA Fellow
Dance

Allison

Orr

Choreographer
Austin, TX
2018 USA Fellow
2018 USA Fellow
Music

Ruthie

Foster

Singer and Songwriter
San Marcos, TX
2018 USA Fellow
2011 USA Fellow
Theater & Performance

Kirk

Lynn

Playwright and Fiction Writer
Austin, TX
2011 USA Fellow
2010 USA Fellow
Film

Anne

Lewis

Documentary Filmmaker
Austin, TX
2010 USA Fellow
2010 USA Fellow
Dance

Deborah

Hay

Experimental Dancer and Choreographer
Austin, TX
2010 USA Fellow
2010 USA Fellow
Film

Natalia

Almada

Documentary Filmmaker
San Antonio, TX
2010 USA Fellow
2009 USA Fellow
Visual Art

Dario

Robleto

Sculptor and Installation Artist
Houston, TX
2009 USA Fellow
2009 USA Fellow
Music

Hannibal

Lokumbe

Composer and Trumpeter
Bastrop, TX
2009 USA Fellow
2009 USA Fellow
Film

Heather

Courtney

Documentary Filmmaker
Austin, TX
2009 USA Fellow
2009 USA Fellow
Architecture & Design

Rick

Lowe

Public Artist
Houston, TX
2009 USA Fellow
2007 USA Fellow
Writing

Mat

Johnson

Fiction Writer
Houston, TX
2007 USA Fellow