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New Jersey State Arts Council Unveils 2024 Individual Artist Fellowships with 6 Past MFA Graduates Among Recipients

Celebrating 6 Past MFA Graduates from the Department of Art and Design at Montclair State University.

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New Jersey States Art Council MFA Awardees

Just announced was the 2024 Individual Artist Fellowships Awarded by the New Jersey State Arts Council and the Department of Art and Design is proud to celebrate 6 Past MFA Graduates that received fellowships.

The grant recipients are as follows:

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts convened its inaugural public meeting of 2024, disbursing over $1.7 million to 161 local artists through its Individual Artist Fellowship program.

This year’s cohort marks the largest addition to the Council’s roster of Fellows in over three decades. The Fellowships, competitive grants awarded in 12 rotating disciplines based on peer assessment, prioritize artistic excellence and support artists in creating new works and advancing their careers. Applications from New Jersey artists spanned various categories including digital/electronic, film/video, interdisciplinary, painting, printmaking/drawing/book arts, and prose, in partnership with Mid Atlantic Arts.

Complete list of Artists fellowship

About the New Jersey State Council on the Arts
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, created in 1966, is a division of the NJ Department of State and a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Council was established to encourage and foster public interest in the arts; enlarge public and private resources devoted to the arts; promote freedom of expression in the arts; and facilitate the inclusion of art in every public building in New Jersey. The Council believes the arts are central to every element we value most in a modern society including: human understanding; cultural and civic pride; strong communities; excellent schools; lifelong learning; creative expression; and economic opportunity. To learn more about the Council, please visit