The Visual Arts Fellowship awards three $7,500 Luminarts Fellowships for excellence in visual arts (drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, and moving images). Please note that artists integrating the moving image/video into their work may apply and are welcome to submit short clips of the integrated pieces along with images of the overall installation. However, the Luminarts Visual Arts Fellowship program does not currently accept short films.
Applicants submit their images online for a preliminary blind juror panel. Finalists are selected for a second juror process that takes place in an exhibition at the Union League Club of Chicago. Finalists then choose two pieces to exhibit during the exhibition. Following a private viewing throughout the day, the winners are selected by a final juror. Winners are announced in the evening during the Visual Arts Exhibition on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 hosted by Luminarts. The deadline to apply to the 2019 Visual Arts Fellowship is Friday, March 15, 2019.