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Fellowship

VCUarts FOUNTAINHEAD ARTS FELLOWSHIP

What is it that a young artist who has just received an MFA requires to facilitate their research beyond the confines of graduate school?
A studio, a residence, some teaching experience, and a stipend.

It was precisely this question and response that facilitated the development of the VCUarts Plant Zero Fellowship developed by the Department of Painting + Printmaking  in 2005. As our ability to support additional fellows expanded within the School of the Arts, the fellowships were renamed the Fountainhead  Fellowship, in honor of the sponsor, Fountainhead Development LLC. We are currently hosting the 9th Fellow in the Department of Painting + Printmaking.

Plant Zero Fellows

2005 – 2006 CeCe Cole
2006 – 2007 Jill Galarneau
2007 – 2008 Erin Arnold
2008 – 2009 Amy Feldman
2009 – 2010 Rhys Himsworth

Fountainhead Fellows

2010 – 2011 Lumin Wakoa2011 – 2012 Daniela Campins
2012 – 2013 Sachin Kaeley
2013 – 2014 Will Schneider White

Application Instructions

For 2014 MFA Graduates in PAINTING/PRINTMAKING

Application Deadline April 28, 2014

VCUarts
Department of Painting + Printmaking
1000 W. Broad Street
P.O. Box 842016
Richmond VA 23284-2016

The Fountainhead Arts Fellowship is a joint project of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, the Department of Painting + Printmaking, the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media, the Department of Craft/Material Studies, and Fountainhead Development Services. The residency is sited in a newly renovated complex built to eco-friendly, EarthCraft standards. This mixed-use community includes artists’ studios, apartments, a café, an outdoor swimming pool, a dog park and other amenities in addition to being near campus.

One Painting/Printmaking Fellowship will be offered each academic year.

Residency period: August 2014 through May 2015.

Eligibility:

ONLY Spring 2014 graduating MFA painters or printmakers are invited to apply for the fellowship year beginning August 2014.
If you graduated prior to 2014, you are NOT eligible to apply.
VCU students and graduates are NOT eligible to apply.

Fellows receive:

  • 24-hour access to a private approximately 300 square foot studio
  • Furnished apartment
  • $15,000 stipend
  • Part-time teaching experience at VCU
  • Exhibition in Richmond

Fellowship recipient responsibilities:

  • Teach 2 classes per semester in the Department of Painting/Printmaking for 2 semesters
  • Public lecture on your work
  • Exhibition

Please note: ONLY DIGITAL APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

PAINTERS/PRINTMAKERS APPLICATION CHECKLIST:

  1. 1-page Artist Statement (PDF) – with file Titled “your last name_first name–Artist Statement”
  2. Resume (PDF) – with file Titled “your last name_first name–Resume”
    Include address, phone, e-mail and website link if available
  3. Portfolio – 20 images and documentation script (all within a single PDF file) with file Titled “your last name_first name–Portfolio”

DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS:

Place all PDF’s into single folder and compress – Titled “your last name_first name–VCU Fountainhead”
Go to https://www.wetransfer.com
Follow directions to upload file
Email file through WeTransfer to johnsonrb@vcu.edu by April 28, 2014.

REFERENCE DELIVERY:

2 reference letters should be emailed directly from the referees own email account to johnsonrb@vcu.edu by April 28, 2014.
Please instruct your referees to use the following in the subject line of their email: “your last name_first name–VCU Fountainhead Reference”

TRANSCRIPT MAILED TO:

Fountainhead Arts Fellowship Committee
Department of Painting + Printmaking
Virginia Commonwealth University
1000 West Broad Street
PO Box 842016
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2016

Deadline for receipt of all materials: April 28, 2014

Questions about the painting/printmaking fellowship: email ajkemp@vcu.edu

Additional information available at: http://arts.vcu.edu/paintingprintmaking

The VCUarts MFA Painting Department is ranked 7th nationwide by US News and World Report