Emerging Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship

This opportunity is open to those who hold the On-Ramp Creative Entrepreneur Course Certificate of Completion.

The On-Ramp Fellowship is a funding opportunity to take what you've just learned in the On-Ramp Creative Entrepreneur Course and put it to use for your career development. Request up to $2,000 for a project during the fellowship period.

If you're awarded funding, you're an On-Ramp Fellow, contingent upon the completion of your project and residency in Indiana during the fellowship period.

Is this fellowship right for me?

  • Are you ready to put what you learn in the Creative Entrepreneur Course to use?
  • Are you committed to doing your work in Indiana for the foreseeable future?
  • Are you interested in developing deeper relationships for your creative work in Indiana?

Yes? You should apply. Full guidelines for this program are under review and will be available to On-Ramp Creative Entrepreneur Course participants in May 2018.

What will I get out of it?

At the end of the fellowship, fellows have put what they learned from the Creative Entrepreneur Course to use, completed a career development project with IAC funding, broadened their network in Indiana, developed their professional skills, and have an experience to talk about with potential employers, investors or supporters. After the fellowship period, alumni fellows may also have the opportunity to connect with and support new On-Ramp cohorts.


To be awarded an On-Ramp Fellowship, applicants must:

  • Meet all eligibility requirements, including the 2018 On-Ramp Creative Entrepreneur Course Certificate of Completion,
  • Propose a feasible career development project for the fellowship period,
  • Be able to articulate goals for the fellowship and their creative career,
  • Be ready to explore how engaging with a community can support their success.

Fellowship application opens

April 2018

On-Ramp Creative Entrepreneur Course

May 18-20, 2018

Fellowship application due

May 30, 2018, 4:30 pm EST

Review panel meeting

June 2018

Fellowship announcements

June 18, 2018

Fellowship period

July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019

Final report due

July 18, 2019, 4:30 pm EST


Read the full guidelines for the fellowship posted to this web page in May 2018 and sent to Creative Entrepreneur Course participants.

More information about the fellowship will be shared during the On-Ramp Creative Entrepreneur Course May 18-20, 2018.

The application for the On-Ramp Fellowship can be accessed here in April 2018, and is due May 30, 2018, 4:30 pm EST.

Applications are reviewed by a public panel and recommendations are approved by the IAC's Board of Commissioners.

This is a pilot program.


Contact the program manager:

Anna Tragesser
Artist and Community Services Manager