VCUarts FOUNTAINHEAD ARTS FELLOWSHIPS

For new MFA Graduates in SCULPTURE

Application Deadline April 15, 2014

VCUarts
Department of Sculpture + Extended Media
1000 W. Broad Street
Richmond VA 23284
http://arts.vcu.edu/sculpture/

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 Sculpture Fellowship will be offered each academic year *.

Residency period: mid-August 2014 through mid-May 2015.

Eligibility:

ONLY Fall 2013 + Spring 2014 + Summer 2014 graduating MFA sculptors are invited to apply for fellowship year beginning August ‘14. If you graduated prior to Fall 2013, you are NOT eligible to apply. VCU students and graduates are NOT eligible to apply.

Fellows receive:

Fellowship recipient responsibilities:

Please note: ONLY DIGITAL APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

SCULPTOR’S APPLICATION CHECKLIST:

  1. 1-page Artist Statement (PDF) – Titled “your last name_first name – Artist Statement”
  2. Resume (PDF) – 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) Titled “your last name_first name – Portfolio” For video: upload to http://vimeo.com/ and include link on Documentation Script – 3 minute length for all video clips together (in total running time).
  4. Big hint: Include a link to your website on your resume just in case we want to see more.

DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Place all PDF’s into single folder and compress – Titled “your last name_first name – VCU Fountainhead”
  2. Go to https://www.yousendit.com/ and select YouSendIt Lite  (YouSendIt is now called Hightail.  - https://www.hightail.com/ – You can use Hightail, Google Drive, or your choice of another file sharing application.)
  3. Follow directions to upload file
  4. Email file through YouSendIt to cnewton@vcu.edu by April 15, 2014.

REFERENCE DELIVERY:

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS FOR GRADUATE WORK MAILED TO:

Fountainhead Arts Fellowship Committee
Department of Sculpture + Extended Media
Virginia Commonwealth University1000 West Broad Street
PO Box 843005
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3005

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ALL MATERIALS: April 15, 2014

Questions about the sculpture fellowship: email cnewton@vcu.edu

Additional information available at: http://arts.vcu.edu/sculpture/
The VCUarts MFA Sculpture Department is ranked 1st nationwide by US News and World Report