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March 6, 2018

Call for applications: VCUarts Fountainhead Fellowship

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts

Ryan Lucero (Fountainhead Fellow 2017–18). Untitled (detail), 2017. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 inches.

VCUarts offers three Fountainhead Fellowships in the areas of sculpture, painting + printmaking, and craft. The fellowship is a 9-month residency for recent MFA graduates. Fellows are offered the chance to concentrate on their work, participate in a vibrant community, and gain valuable teaching experience with high-quality students in a world-class program. 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.

Fellows receive:
–A stipend
–24 access to a private studio
–A furnished apartment
–An exhibition in Richmond
–Part time teaching experience

Responsibilities include:
–Teaching 2 classes per semester
–Giving a public lecture on your work

Application deadlines
Craft and Material Studies application: due March 15
Painting + Printmaking application: due April 15
Sculpture application: due April 15
Residency period: August 2018–May 2019

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