Guidelines Released for 2013 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowships

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –Five selected contemporary
Midwestern visual artists will each receive a $25,000 Fellowship courtesy of the
2013 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship program, made possible by the
Efroymson Family Fund, a donor-advised fund of Central Indiana Community

Established in 2004, the Fellowship program was created to increase awareness of
contemporary art in the Midwest. The intent of the Fellowship is to reward
creativity and encourage emerging individual artists by supporting their
artistic development. The Fellowship program has traditionally awarded $20,000
to selected Fellows, and has distributed $700,000 to 35 contemporary Midwestern
visual artists since its inception.

Fellowship categories are restricted to Installation, Sculpture and New Media
artworks, and selection criteria is based upon: Quality and skill; creativity
and uniqueness; commitment to developing the work; and impact the award will
have on the artist’s career. To be eligible, artists must: Be age 25 or older by
February 28, 2013; a resident of either Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota or
Wisconsin as of February 2012; and committed to residing in Illinois, Indiana,
Minnesota or Wisconsin for the duration of the fellowship (May 2013-May 2014).

All applications are due Thursday, February 28, 2013. Guidelines and online
applications for artists interested in applying for the 8th Efroymson
Contemporary Arts Fellowships are now available at Central Indiana Community
Foundation’s website (

For additional information, applicants should contact Mary Johnson at, or


The Efroymson Family Fund is a donor-advised fund of the Central Indiana
Community Foundation and continues a long legacy of charitable commitment by the
Efroymson family in central Indiana. The Efroymson Family Fund was established
in 1998 by Dan and Lori Efroymson to promote the viability of Indianapolis and
to date has awarded more than $70 million in grants in central Indiana and


Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) is a $600 million public foundation
transforming the lives of central Indiana residents. CICF was established in
1997 as a partnership between The Indianapolis Foundation, serving Marion County
since 1916, and Legacy Fund, serving Hamilton County since 1991.

Media Contact:
Mike Knight
CICF Director of Communications
317.634.2423 ext. 187

SOURCE Central Indiana Community Foundation


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