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February 22, 2012

VCUarts Fountainhead Arts Fellowships for new MFA Graduates in Painting/Printmaking and Sculpture

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts

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 2012 through mid-May 2013. 

 

Eligibility:
ONLY Fall 2011, Spring 2012 or Summer 2012 graduating MFA sculptors are invited to apply for the fellowship year beginning August 2012.
If you graduated prior to Fall 2011, you are NOT eligible to apply.
VCU students and graduates are NOT eligible to apply. 

 

Fellows receive:
24-hour access to a private 400 square foot studio
Furnished private apartment.
15,000 USD stipend
Part-time teaching experience at VCU
Exhibition in Richmond 

 

Fellowship recipient responsibilities:
Teach 2 classes per semester for 2 semesters in the Department of Painting/Printmaking OR the Department of Sculpture
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 www.yousendit.com and select “Plans & Sign Up” tab, then click “sign up” for “Lite”
Follow directions to upload file
Email file through YouSendIt to [email protected] by April 30, 2012.

 

REFERENCE DELIVERY:
2 reference letters should be emailed to [email protected] by April 30, 2012.
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: April 30, 2012 

 

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