A collaboration between the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis and the Saint Louis Art Museum
The College & Graduate School of Art, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, and the Saint Louis Art Museum invite applications for the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellowship. Two fellowships will be awarded—one from fall 2015 to spring 2016, and a second from fall 2016 to spring 2017.
Position: Each fellowship is open to an emerging or mid-career artist working in any medium. Artist fellows will travel to St. Louis twice during the academic year, working on their exhibition while in residence and teaching for one month. Each semester, fellows will conduct studio critiques primarily with graduate students and also deliver three guest lectures for two individual sections of the first-year graduate seminar, averaging six seminar contact hours per week. In addition, during the fall semester, artists will prepare for their exhibition, and in the spring, they will present new work in a solo exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum. The fellow’s exhibition will open with a public lecture at the School or the Museum. Residencies typically take place for four-week periods, between late September and early November in the fall, and between early March and mid-April in the spring. Fellows are required to have an MFA or equivalent, teaching experience, and a growing record of exhibitions and/or publications. Preference will be given to candidates possessing knowledge of contemporary and historical art issues across disciplines.
The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts is a unique collaboration in architecture, art, and design education, linking professional studio programs with a university art museum within the context of a nationally prominent research university. Washington University, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students to seek new knowledge and greater understanding in an ever-changing, multicultural world.
The Saint Louis Art Museum is the region’s major encyclopedic art museum with collections that include works of art of exceptional quality from virtually every culture and time period. Recent Freund Fellows exhibited in the Museum’s “Currents” series, which focuses on the work of contemporary artists, include Ellen Gallagher, Matthew Buckingham, Cameron Martin, Angelina Gualdoni, Sarah Oppenheimer, Claudia Schmacke, Bruce Yonemoto, Ian Monroe, Chelsea Knight, and Renata Stih & Frieder Schnock, Won Ju Lim, and Mariam Ghani.
Compensation: Each fellow will receive compensation of 22,000 USD, which is inclusive of flights, car rental, lodging, food, and incidentals. Compensation will be paid through payroll, and taxes will be withheld from the payments. Foreign national awardees will be brought to the University on J-1 status, and taxes will be withheld subject to applicable tax treaties between the United States and their country of residence.
Application procedure: Applicants must apply online at samfoxschool.slideroom.com. Submission materials include a letter of application, resume, 10–20 examples of work, and three references.
Application deadline: Applications received by January 5, will be considered for an interview at the College Art Association (CAA) conference held in New York in February 2015. Reviews will continue until filled. Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information.