It’s time for Alaska artists, makers and culture bearers to apply for a 2023 Individual Artist Award! We are happy to share an exciting update to the program, just in time for the 20th year of these awards. Project Awards are increasing to $10,000 and Fellowships, to $25,000. Note: Online applications close March 1, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Paper applications must be delivered or postmarked by Feb. 14, 2023. Learn more at rasmuson.org/iaa.
Artists, makers and culture bearers have a number of options for getting help. We are hosting workshops and gatherings in January and early February starting on Jan. 12. We’ve included registration links and shareable flyers below. We suggest that individuals who haven’t sought grants before start with a gathering. The statewide overview will cover the nuts-and-bolts of the Individual Artist Award program. The workshops are interactive and will cover the different parts of an Individual Artist Award application in more depth.
Questions? Reach out to our team at email@example.com.
Virtual Workshop for Seasoned IAA Applicants (Artists Who Have Applied Before)
- When: Feb. 2, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- Where: On Zoom
- Register for the workshop for seasoned IAA applicants HERE.
- Description: This interactive session workshops portions of the Individual Artist Award application with your peers and Foundation staff.
- Download shareable flyer HERE.
Virtual Workshop for IAA Applicants (hosted by partner)
- When: Feb. 11, noon – 1:30 p.m.
- Where: On Zoom; register to get the link.
- Register for the workshop hosted by the Alaska Independent Musicians Initiative HERE.
- Description: AKIMI, the Alaska Independent Musicians Initiative, will host a virtual workshop for all IAA applicants with a presentation and Q&A by Rasmuson Foundation staff. There will be time in breakout groups to discuss and workshop individual project ideas. (This event is oriented towards music and the performing arts, but all artists are welcome.)
Overview of Individual Artist Awards
New to the program? BEFORE the workshop, watch this 2023 overview by Program Officer Enzina Marrari:
Previous 2023 gatherings (scroll down for recordings)
In-Person Artist Gathering and Intro to Arts Awards
- When: Jan. 12, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Mountain View Library, 120 Bragaw St, Anchorage
- Co-host: Mountain View Library
- Description: An in-person introduction to the Individual Artist Awards program and other arts opportunities. This is the time for artists, makers and culture bearers who are not familiar with the program to learn about it. It is intended for those who have not previously applied. All are welcome! Guests will hear from past awardees Gail Jackson, Melissa Shaginoff and 2018 Distinguished Artist Alvin Amason, and representatives from Rasmuson Foundation, Anchorage Downtown Partnership and the Alaska State Council on the Arts.
Virtual Artist Gathering and Intro to Arts Awards
- When: Jan. 17, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- Watch recording of virtual gathering HERE.
- Description: A virtual introduction to the Individual Artist Awards program and other arts opportunities. This is the time for artists, makers and culture bearers who are not familiar with the program to learn about it. It is intended for those who have not previously applied. All are welcome! Guests will hear from past IAA recipients Kawahine Danner and Da-ka-xeen Mehner, and representatives from Rasmuson Foundation, Kawerak Inc., and Museums Alaska.
Virtual Statewide Individual Artist Awards Overview
- When: Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m.- 7 p.m.
- Watch recording of Individual Artist Awards overview HERE.
- Description: An overview of the Individual Artist Awards featuring Rasmuson Foundation representatives and Ernestine Saankaláxt Hayes, the Foundation’s 2021 Distinguished Artist. Stay to the end for the Q and A. Great questions!
Virtual Workshop for First-Time IAA Applicants
- When: Jan. 26, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- Watch recording of workshop for first-time applicants HERE.
- Description: This interactive workshop will walk artists through the Individual Artist Award application portal and process. It is designed for those unfamiliar with the program.