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United States Artists (USA) is a national arts funding organization based in Chicago, IL. We raise money and redistribute it to support this country’s most compelling artists by awarding nearly fifty $50,000 fellowships annually. Since our founding in 2006, we have awarded more than 500 artists with over $22 million of direct support.
USA Fellows are one of the most diverse and inspiring groups of artists living and working in the United States today. Fellows are emerging, mid-career, and established artists who come from a broad range of artistic practices. They are hip-hop musicians and classical composers, graphic novelists and painters, architects and writers, and so much more. They represent every race and background, exist on a broad gender spectrum, and live in every corner of the US, spanning from their 20s into their 90s, and everything in between.
Each year, individual artists and collaboratives are anonymously nominated by a geographically diverse and rotating group of scholars, critics, arts administrators, producers, curators, artists, field experts and other cultural professionals. Each nominated artist is then invited to submit an application and work samples. We then convene discipline-specific panels comprised of artists, curators, historians, experts, academics, and, and producers who review all applications and select the finalists, who are then approved by our Board of Trustees. Please note that the fellowship is not an open application and is by nomination only.
USA Fellowships are funded by a broad range of philanthropic foundations, companies, and individuals committed to cultivating contemporary culture in the United States. To learn more about USA and our funders, visit our support page.
There are currently no open positions at this time.