March 8, 2019

Call for applications: VCUarts Fountainhead Fellowship in Painting + Printmaking

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts

Sedrick Chisom (Fountainhead Fellow 2018–19), The arrival of the Last Confederate Failson amidst the glacial shores of Monument Valley several hours before the Wrath of Medusa, 2018. Acrylic, spray paint, and airbrush on paper mounted to strips of canvas, 84 x 87 1/2 inches.

This 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.

Residency period: August 2019–May 2020

Fellows receive: 16,000 USD stipend / 24/7 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

Applicants must have received an MFA between 2014–19. Applicants must have a studio practice that engages painting, drawing, or printmaking. VCU students and graduates are not eligible to apply.

Application instructions
Please submit the VCUarts Painting + Printmaking Fountainhead Fellowship Application. Unofficial MFA transcripts will be accepted for the application, but finalists will be required to provide an official transcript.

Two reference letters should be emailed directly by the recommenders to papr [​at​] by April 15, 2019. Please instruct your referees to use the following in the subject line of their email: “your last name_first name_VCU Fountainhead Reference”.

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