FOUNTAINHEAD FELLOW CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The VCUarts Fountainhead Fellowship in Craft and Material Studies is a 9-month residency for recent MFA graduates. Fellows are provided with the opportunity to concentrate on their work, build community, gain valuable teaching experience, and participate in a vital, progressive community of artists at Virginia Commonwealth University. The Fountainhead Fellowship is a joint project of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, the Departments of Craft and Material Studies, Painting + Printmaking, and Sculpture + Extended Media as well as 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.

The fellowship program runs mid August 2018 through mid May 2019.

ELIGIBILITY

Artists working predominantly in one or more of the following media areas: clay, fiber, metal or wood, in new and innovative ways. Artists possessing a strong foundation and understanding of their chosen material. All MFA graduates who have graduated within the last 5 years are invited to apply. If you graduated prior to Fall 2013, you are not eligible to apply. VCU students and graduates are not eligible to apply.

THE FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENT RECEIVES

  • $16,000 stipend
  • 24-hour access to a private studio
  • A furnished apartment
  • Teaching experience (teach two classes per semester)
  • An exhibition in Richmond
  • Opportunity to present a public lecture

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Letter of Intent
  • Artist Statement
  • Resume/CV
  • List of skills in your media
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript (an official transcript required for final candidate)
  • Contact information for two references (include name, title, email, phone number)
  • Portfolio – 20 images and documentation script (all within a single PDF file no larger than 2MB)
  • Examples of student work – 10 images
  • Contact information for two references (include name, title, email, phone number)

2018 DEADLINE: March 15th, 2018

DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS

  • Applicants will send one email with two pdfs to crafts@vcu.edu (Subject line “Fountainhead Fellow Application”
    • First pdf must include:
      • Letter of Intent
      • Artist Statement
      • Resume/CV
      • List of skills in your media
      • Unofficial graduate school transcript (an official transcript required for final candidate)
      • Contact information for two references (include name, title, email, phone number)
    • Second pdf must include (all within a single PDF file no larger than 2MB)