Individual Artist Awards

Grants to artists to support the time, reflection, immersion or experimentation beneficial to the development of their artistry.


Artists invited to apply for grants starting January 15

For Immediate Release
Contact: Angela Cox, 907-334-0509

Anchorage, Alaska – On January 15, Rasmuson Foundation will begin accepting applications for the 2018 Individual Artist Awards Project Award and Fellowship grants.

Project Awards and Fellowships are grants of $7,500 and $18,000, respectively, that can be used to purchase needed equipment, explore techniques and undertake activities that aid in an artists’ development. 


Distinguished Artist Nominations to Open October 1


CONTACT: Angela Cox
(907) 334-0509

Anchorage, AK – Starting October 1, Rasmuson Foundation will begin accepting nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Artist Award. The deadline for nominating artists for this grant award is December 15.

The Distinguished Artist Award is part of Rasmuson Foundation’s Individual Artist Awards program.

Individual Artist Awards

Distinguished Artist Award

Nominations open October 1 – December 15

Rasmuson Foundation offers one $40,000 Distinguished Artist Award annually in recognition of an Alaska artist’s creative excellence and superior accomplishments in the arts. The award is a validation of the artist’s creative output and contributions to the state of Alaska.

Individual Artist Awards

Project Awards and Fellowships

Application open January 15 – March 1

Project Awards and Fellowships are designed to provide individual artists living and working in Alaska the resources to concentrate and reflect on their work, to immerse themselves in a creative endeavor, and to experiment, explore, and develop their artistry more fully.


Nominate A Distinguished Artist

Rasmuson Foundation is seeking public nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Artist Award. The Award recognizes the significant artistic accomplishments of one Alaskan and culminates in a $40,000 grant.

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