VCUarts Fountainhead Arts Fellowship

Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) For new MFA Graduates in Painting/Printmaking and Sculpture

Application Deadline: May 9, 2011

VCUarts
Department of Painting & Printmaking
Department of Sculpture + Extended Media
1000 W. Broad Street
Richmond VA 23284

http://www.vcu.edu/arts/paintingprintmaking/dept/

http://www.vcu.edu/arts/sculpture/dept/

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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 and one Sculpture Fellowship will be offered each academic year *.

Residency period: mid-August 2011 through mid-May 2012.

Eligibility:
ONLY Spring 2011 graduating MFA painter/printmakers and sculptors are invited to apply for the fellowship year beginning August 2011.
If you graduated prior to 2011, you are NOT eligible to apply.
VCU students and graduates are NOT eligible to apply.

Fellows receive:
• 24-hour access to a private approximately 400 square foot studio
• Furnished double-occupancy apartment. (2-bedroom apartment shared with a fellow from another discipline)
• 15,000 USD stipend
• Part-time teaching experience at VCU
• Exhibition in Richmond

Fellowship recipient responsibilities:
• Teach 2 classes per semester in the Department of Painting/Printmaking OR the Department of Sculpture 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) – 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”

DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS:
Place all PDF’s into single folder and compress – Titled “your last name_first name – VCU Fountainhead”
Go to https://www.yousendit.com/ and select YouSendIt Lite
Follow directions to upload file
Email file through YouSendIt to paintprint@vcu.edu by May 9, 2011.

REFERENCE DELIVERY:
2 reference letters should be emailed to paintprint@vcu.edu by May 9, 2011.
Subject of email should be “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: May 9, 2011

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

Additional information available at: http://www.vcu.edu/arts/paintingprintmaking/dept/
The VCUarts MFA Painting Department is ranked 10th nationwide by US News and World Report

SCULPTORS 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 maximum.

DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS:
Place all PDF’s into single folder and compress – Titled “your last name_first name – VCU Fountainhead”
Go to https://www.yousendit.com/ and select YouSendIt Lite
Follow directions to upload file
Email file through YouSendIt to ahauft@vcu.edu by May 9, 2011.

REFERENCE DELIVERY:
2 reference letters should be emailed to ahauft@vcu.edu by May 9, 2011.
Subject of email should be “your last name_first name – VCU Fountainhead Reference”

TRANSCRIPT MAILED TO:
Fountainhead Arts Fellowship Committee
Department of Sculpture + Extended Media
Virginia Commonwealth University
1000 West Broad Street
PO Box 843005
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3005

Deadline for receipt of all materials: May 9, 2011

Questions about the sculpture fellowship: email ahauft@vcu.eduAdditional information available at: http://www.vcu.edu/arts/sculpture/dept/
The VCUarts MFA Sculpture Department is ranked 1st nationwide by US News and World Report

* For information on Crafts Fellowship: http://www.vcu.edu/arts/craft/dept/profiles/ear.shtml

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