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Call for applications: Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship
San Francisco Art Institute
August 27–December 7, 2018

Application deadline: September 29

San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, California
United States

T +1 415 749 4534
[email protected]

sfai.edu
headlands.org
Above: Brad Kahlhamer (2016 Richard Diebenkorn Fellow), SuperCatcher, 2014. Mixed media; 11 x 11 x 1 feet.
Above: Brad Kahlhamer (2016 Richard Diebenkorn Fellow), SuperCatcher, 2014. Mixed media; 11 x 11 x 1 feet.
August 27–December 7, 2018

Application deadline: September 29

San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, California
United States

T +1 415 749 4534
[email protected]

sfai.edu
headlands.org

Electronic submissions only: sfaicalls.slideroom.com

SFAI and Headlands Center for the Arts are currently seeking applications for the Fall 2018 Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship. Established in 1998 by the generosity of the family of painter Richard Diebenkorn—both an alumnus and longtime faculty member of SFAI—the Fellowship provides an opportunity for artists to teach at SFAI and have sufficient time and financial support to sustain their practice while doing so in the renowned studio environment of Headlands Center for the Arts. Through its semester-long structure that includes a residency with studio space at Headlands, the Fellowship not only offers each participating artist an invaluable opportunity to further their own practice, it also leaves a deep, lasting impression on SFAI’s students. This year’s Fellowship is open only to artists who reside in the United States and outside of the Bay Area. Artists must apply by the deadline of Friday, September 29, 2017. Please see details below about important dates, application fees, eligibility, and process.

Eligibility
Applications are sought from early to mid-career artists who have an established body of work and exemplary exhibition record in the media of painting and drawing. Applicants must reside within the United States and outside of the Bay Area. (In alternate years, the Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship is awarded to Bay Area residents.) The review committee will consider the applicant’s experience, their appropriateness to the SFAI and Headlands communities, and the quality of work and written statements.

Fellowship award
The Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow will receive 25,000 USD in compensation to teach two courses in the fall 2018 semester, give a public lecture in the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series, and engage with the SFAI community through individual student critiques, academic programs, and activities. Fellows are expected to be in residence full-time at Headlands during the fellowship, August 27 to December 7, 2018.

This prestigious award has been given to 17 artists since 1998, including Brad Brown, Shaun O’Dell, Iona Rozeal Brown, Josephine Taylor, Monica Majoli, Polly Apfelbaum, and Liam Everett. See a complete list of recipients here.

Integral to the Fellowship is a residency at Headlands Center for the Arts. The residency includes housing, an 800-square-foot studio, five chef-prepared meals each week, and access to shared vehicles. Artists in Residence are encouraged to engage with other residents and participate in the dynamic creative community of the Center, and are asked to participate in the seasonal Open House where resident artists share their work with the visiting public.

About Headlands Center for the Arts
Headlands Center for the Arts is situated in a rehabilitated military fort in the Golden Gate National Park, 15 minutes outside of San Francisco. Founded in 1982, Headlands Center for the Arts operates a multi-disciplinary, international art center best known for its dynamic public programs and highly lauded artist residency. Located in the coastal wilderness of the Marin Headlands, within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area 15 minutes outside of San Francisco, Headlands’ historic nine-building campus is dedicated to process-driven exploration and risk-taking contemporary art in all disciplines. Its year-round programs provide visual artists, performers, musicians, and writers with opportunities for research, professional development, and peer-to-peer exchange at critical times in their careers. In addition, Headlands presents public programs including artist talks, exhibitions, community dinners, performances, and Open Houses, all toward the goal of facilitating meaningful interaction between artists and the public. The Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards residencies to artists from across the globe, working in nearly every artistic discipline. In addition, Headlands presents public programs including artist talks, exhibitions, community dinners, performances, and Open Houses, all toward the goal of facilitating meaningful interaction between artists and the public. More information is available at headlands.org.

How to apply
Only electronic submissions will be accepted: sfaicalls.slideroom.com. Applications must include a letter of interest and artist statement, 10 images, CV, and contact information for three references.
Application fee: 25 USD
Fellow announced: Monday, October 30, 2017

 

About Headlands Center for the Arts
Founded in 1982, Headlands Center for the Arts operates a multi-disciplinary, international art center best known for its dynamic public programs and highly lauded artist residency. Located in the coastal wilderness of the Marin Headlands, within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area 15 minutes outside of San Francisco, Headlands’ historic nine-building campus is dedicated to process-driven exploration and risk-taking contemporary art in all disciplines. Its year-round programs provide visual artists, performers, musicians, and writers with opportunities for research, professional development, and peer-to-peer exchange at critical times in their careers. In addition, Headlands presents public programs including artist talks, exhibitions, community dinners, performances, and Open Houses, all toward the goal of facilitating meaningful interaction between artists and the public. More at headlands.org.

About San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), founded in 1871, is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious institutions in the practice and study of contemporary art. As a diverse community of working artists and scholars, SFAI provides students with a rigorous education in the arts and preparation for a life in the arts through an immersive studio environment, an integrated liberal arts and art history curriculum, and critical engagement with the world. Committed to educating artists who will shape the future of art, culture, and society, SFAI fosters creativity and original thinking in an open, experimental, and interdisciplinary context.

SFAI offers BFA, BA, MFA, and MA degrees, a dual MA/MFA degree, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, and a range of exhibitions, public programs, and public education courses. Notable past faculty and alumni include Lance Acord, Ansel Adams, Kathryn Bigelow, Enrique Chagoya, Angela Davis, Richard Diebenkorn, Paul Kos, George Kuchar, Annie Leibovitz, Barry McGee, Manuel Neri, Catherine Opie, Peter Pau, Laura Poitras, Clifford Still, and Kehinde Wiley. More at sfai.edu.

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