The Aid to Individual Artists award (AIA) is an annual juried award to assist with funding a classes/programs to learn new ideas or techniques, materials for a new medium, expanding a work area or any other needs the applicant may deem necessary to continue their artistic works.
Each selected artist will receive an award of $5,000 at our October Membership Meeting or thru USPS if not able to attend.
Individuals permanently residing within a 40 mile radius of Cincinnati and at least 18 years of age may apply. Artists may not submit more than one application per year. Faculty sponsorship is required of any students (over 18 years of age) enrolled in a degree-granting program. Members of Summerfair Cincinnati and any artist who has received a Summerfair Cincinnati Aid to Individual Artists Award within the past three years are not eligible to apply.
Applications for the 2021 AIA Award Program are now open. Applications are due no later than Monday, August 23, 2021 at 11:59 PM. The 2021 winners will be featured at our membership meeting October 18th.