Grants Individuals

Master Artist and Apprentice Grant in Traditional Native Arts

Master Artist and Apprentice grants support and encourage the preservation and perpetuation of traditional Alaska Native art forms. An apprentice may apply for serious study with a recognized Master Artist in any traditional Alaska Native art form. The Council places the highest priority on apprenticeships in which an apprentice will be studying within his/her own cultural traditions, and the major part of the budget is assigned for the Master Artist's fee.

Grant funds may be used for Master Artist fees, to partially offset the costs of raw materials to be used in the project, and to cover travel costs essential to the apprenticeship. An Apprentice may request a grant in any amount. However, grant amounts do not usually exceed $2,000. A grant recipient is not required to provide a cash or in- kind match.

Career Opportunity Grants

Career Opportunity Grants are designed to provide financial assistance to professional artists for travel to in-state, national, or international events, programs or seminars and for other activities that will contribute to the strength of the artist's professional standing or skill. These cash awards help professional artists take advantage of impending, concrete opportunities that will significantly advance their work or careers. The awards are for unique, short-term opportunities that do not constitute routine completion of work in progress. Applicants may request grants in variable amounts from $100 to $1,000 rounded to the nearest $100. Career Opportunity Grants will not exceed $1,000. First time applicant must contact ASCA first. To apply Career Opportunity Grant Application.

For any questions, please contact Andrea Noble-Pelant, Visual & Literary Arts Program Director at 907-269-6610.

Rasmuson Foundation Arts Educator Fellowships

Arts Educators Fellowships are awards of up to $3,000 to support the artistic professional development for teachers who are responsible for teaching visual or performing arts in public or private schools. Grants support explorations, classes, workshops, etc. in the art discipline in which the applicant teaches. The emphasis of the workshops should be on artistic development not teaching skills. Applicants are eligible for one grant every three years.

Deadline: March 15

  • A Visual Arts Teacher applies for a grant to take a wood carving workshop in Seattle;
  • A Music Teacher applies for a grant to attend a month long jazz symposium in Austin;
  • A Music Teacher applies for a grant in order to not work during the summer so that s/he can work on a new composition;
  • A teacher working in the bush is both a math and photography teacher. S/He applies for a grant to take a photography workshop to learn how to better use a digital printing program.
  • An elementary school teacher who has been working on integrating movement into the classroom applies to take summer dance classes to improve their dance ability.

Arts Educator Fellowships Guidelines and Application - word or pdf
Arts Educator Fellowships Final Report Form - word or pdf

The Connie Boochever Artist Fellowships

The Connie Boochever Artist Fellowship awards recognize and support Alaska emerging artists of exceptional talent. Fellowships are awarded by the Connie Boochever Endowment through the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation. The program is administered by the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

The highly competitive $2,500 awards are available on a non-matching basis for use by the recipient to support the general advancement of his/her career. Any Alaskan individual artist pursuing his/her art form on an ongoing basis is eligible to apply.

The Council accepts applications in two-year cycles, rotating by discipline.

In the 2013 cycle, a select number of fellowships will be awarded to individual artists working in literary or performing arts disciplines: musicians, composers, choreographers, dancers, playwrights, screenwriters, actors, directors, writers and poets.