AIA Award

The Aid to Individual Artists award (AIA) is an annual award of $3,000 bestowed to juried artists living within a 40-mile radius of Greater Cincinnati.

Each selected artist will receive an award of $3,000 payable in three (3) $1,000 payments: October, February and June. Individuals permanently residing within a 40 mile radius of Cincinnati 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 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 2015 AIA Award Program are now AVAILABLE. Click below to download a copy of the Aid to Individual Artist Award Program Overview and Application. 

Application deadline is Saturday, August 29, 2015 - No Exceptions!


Click here for the 2015 AIA Application in Adobe PDF format.

2014 AIA Awards


Click on each artist's name to learn more about the 2014 AIA Award recipients - their work and their artist statement. There is also an example of their artwork on each page.

The winners are: 

Andrew Au  
  Emily Moores
Sara Pearce  
   John Sousa


Click here to view the 2013 AIA Winners.