Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship

EMPOWERING WV ARTISTS

The Tamarack Foundation for the Arts’ (TFA) Creative Entrepreneur Fellows are artists who demonstrate not only a superior level of mastery in their craft, but also the aptitude to become successful professionals capable of leading well-managed creative enterprises. Fellows represent the potential for outcomes beyond the scope of their individual bodies of work and are viewed as future contributors to growing local economies and businesses that make communities more desirable places for all. 

Each year, the Tamarack Foundation’s Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship program awards up to five fellowships to qualified and talented artists working in the fields of traditional and fine craft or visual arts.  

The Fellowship provides technical training, mentoring, consulting, branding, and a $2,500 award to assist each fellow with the successful development and launch of their creative business. Through increased visibility, marketing and networking we assist each fellow to integrate into local and regional markets and access professional development.

As a complement to entrepreneurship training and financial literacy education, the program also provides experiences, connections, skills and relationships with West Virginia professional artists and arts institutions to support the fellows in their career goals.

Apply for the 2023 Emerging Artist Fellowship

Applications for 2023 fellowships are now OPEN. The application will remain open until January 31st 2023 at 11:59 PM ET.

Rachel Dennison

Robert Shobe

Steve Hughart

2022 Virtual Gallery

Visit the virtual exhibition for the 2022 class of Emerging Artist Fellows. This Exhibition was on display in August & September of 2022 at Taylor Books Annex Gallery in Charleston, WV.

Brandy Jefferys

Suzan Ann Morgan

Emily Prentice

Kelsie Tyson

Nichole Westfall

Blake Wheeler

2021 Virtual Gallery

Visit the virtual exhibition for the 2021 class of Emerging Artist Fellows. This Exhibition was on display in August & September of 2021 at the Marshall School of Art & Design in Huntington, WV.

Nevada Tribble

Psychoflauge

Jessica McClanahan

2020 Virtual Gallery

Visit the virtual exhibition for the 2020 class of Emerging Artist Fellows. This Exhibition was on display in October and November of 2020 at Taylor Books in Charleston, WV.

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Rosalie Haizlett

Hannah Lenhart