Emerging and established Global Majority Artists may apply in the following disciplines: Literature, music composition, visual arts.
- Literature: Writers of novels, short story, graphic writing, journalism, essays, biography, creative nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and translation into English are accepted.
- Music Composition: All types of composition in all musical styles are considered at BFTA from hip hop to classical, and from post-modern jazz to electronica.
- Visual Arts: In this wide-ranging discipline, creators of three-dimensional and two-dimensional art – photographers and printmakers to sculptors and creators of large-scale installation as well as everything in between – are considered.
Application Periods & Deadlines
Applications are accepted from January 15th to March 15th, 11:59 PM EST. Artists may apply only once every 24 months. BFTA will only accept applications for the upcoming deadline.
Before starting the application process, we encourage applicants to scroll through our extensive list of Application FAQs. All applicants apply through the online application process. There is no charge for a fellowship, but there is a fee to apply ($15 - $17). To apply, click on the relevant “Apply now” button below. If you need assistance with the online application process, or do not have access to a computer, please contact Admissions for guidance on applying.