Who is an emerging artist? For the purposes of this fellowship program, we define an emerging artist as “an artist who shows exceptional promise, who has mastered the basic techniques in their art form, and who is attempting to launch a professional career in the arts.” Quite simply, it is an artist who is professionally unrecognized but stylistically evolved. Additional considerations of an emerging artist: 1) Eligible artists will have been working in their field for at least one year, but no more than three years. Preference will be given to artists who have been out of school for at least one year. 2) Age of the artist is not a consideration. Individuals who are mid-career and have chosen to switch to an artistic pursuit in a professional capacity are eligible. 3) An artist who may have a “day job” at the time of application but can demonstrate that he/she is pursuing their art form as a full-time career.