Every year, the Foundation honors 36 Alaska artists for outstanding creative work with an Individual Artist Award. The awards bring recognition, opportunities for professional development and money.

Artists who have received the awards, Foundation staff and art experts are featured in three new videos designed to help applicants through the process. The jam-packed instructional videos describe the program, explain how to apply and offer tips for success. One tip from Video 1: Just going through the process can make you a better artist!

The 2020 application deadline is March 2. To apply, go to the Individual Artist Awards grants page.

Video 1: What are the Individual Artist Awards?

Learn about the levels of award, the variety of artistic disciplines available, and why it is important to apply early.

Video 2: What are the elements of an application?

Requirements including an artist statement, a resume and work samples are explained.

Video 3: Hot tips

Artists and Rasmuson Foundation staff provide specific guidance including that it is OK to ask for help.

Videos by C+L Creative, an ad agency run by Clay and Laura Butcher