Robert B. McMillen Foundation
Application deadline: 8/12/2020, Midnight

The Robert B. McMillen Foundation believes in the power of the arts to change lives, to make the world a better place, to build vibrant communities, and to build bridges of understanding. We believe in a just, equitable, and inclusive society and we feel that artists are the key to advancing these ideals.

The MAC Fellowship Program is designed to recognize and empower highly motivated emerging and mid- career artists looking to transition from undiscovered to established, self-sustaining professionals. Aside from artistic merit, artistic excellence, and providing funding to help ensure artists thrive, the Foundation’s Fellowship Program looks to deepen personal connections with individual artists for the purposes of sending out ripples into communities, cities, and our great state. We are looking for artists who push boundaries, provoke and compel, are change makers, mentors, teachers, champions of issues of social justice, messengers, community builders, etc.

There will be two levels of application review: 1) Portfolio, Artist & Impact Statements, and 2) In-person Interview – this will be in a GROUP interview setting. Top candidates will spend the day together with our selection committee. Details TBD.


Deadline: Midnight, August 12, 2020
Panel Review: Late Summer/Early Fall 2020
Finalist Notification: Early September 2020
Finalists must attend an in-person interview: TBD – Target date during week of Sept 21-25, somewhere in the Greater Seattle area.
Award Notification: September 30, 2020
Funding Period: October 1, 2020 – Sept. 30, 2021
Final Report Due: November 30, 2021 or 60 days following expenditure of all funds, if sooner

Want inspiration? Check out last year’s Fellows:


  1. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age at time of application.
  2. Applicant must be a current legal resident of Washington for a minimum of one (1) year at the time of application. Awards are subject to verification of Washington State residency.
  3. Applicant must continue to be a legal resident of Washington for the Fellowship period of October 2020– September 2021.
  4. Applicant cannot be a degree-seeking student at the time of the application deadline nor plan to be a degree-seeking student during the Fellowship period of October 2020–September 2021.

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