Opportunity for Studio Art ALUMS


2013 Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship

DEADLINE: September 7, 2012

Info Sessions: July 25 and August 4, 2012

Wave Hill Visual Arts Program presents the work of contemporary artists who engage in a dialogue with nature, culture and site through the Glyndor Gallery, Sunroom Project Space, generated@wavehill, and the Winter Workspace Program. Wave Hill administers a Visual Artist Fellowship on behalf of the Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of the New York Community Trust. The Van Lier Fellowship provides support for talented, culturally diverse young artists who are seriously dedicated to a career in the arts. Interested artists can apply online at www.wavehill.org/apply.

The Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship is a yearlong artist fellowship that will be awarded to two New York City-based artists, who are 30 years of age or younger and are not currently enrolled in a degree-granting program. The fellowship provides emerging artists from culturally diverse backgrounds valuable mentorship opportunities, including learning from the curatorial staff about the creation and interpretation of exhibitions and arts programming, as well as working with artists and arts professionals to define career paths over the course of the program (January through December 2013). Van Lier Fellows will be given studio space during the Winter Workspace Program and a solo show in the Sunroom Project Space.

The goal for each Van Lier Fellow at Wave Hill is to develop the skills and professional credit needed to establish a successful career in art. Fellows will:

span style=’font:7.0pt “Times New Roman”‘> Participate in the six-week Winter Workspace program (February 14 – March 25, 2013);

span style=’font:7.0pt “Times New Roman”‘> Create a solo show in the Sunroom Project Space (early September – mid-October 2013);

span style=’font:7.0pt “Times New Roman”‘> Receive career mentoring, proposal development support, and portfolio reviews from staff and experts in the field;

span style=’font:7.0pt “Times New Roman”‘> Work with staff to observe the artist selection process and attend studio visits;

span style=’font:7.0pt “Times New Roman”‘> Learn to speak about and interpret their art, while interacting with the public through the Winter Workspace Program; and

span style=’font:7.0pt “Times New Roman”‘> Meet regularly with curators to outline and review the development of their art work and their career paths.

span style=’font:7.0pt “Times New Roman”‘> Receive a stipend of $7,000

Interested artists are strongly encouraged to visit Wave Hill before submitting an application. Currently on view until August 19 are projects by this year Van Lier Fellows Nova Jiang and Cameron Rowland.

/span>Information sessions will be held on July 25 at 6:30 PM and August 4 at 3:00 PM. RSVP: visualarts./span>

Eligibility: We are seeking applicants who:

span style=’font:7.0pt “Times New Roman”‘> Are an emerging artist 30 years of age or younger;

span style=’font:7.0pt “Times New Roman”‘> Are from underrepresented communities and/or culturally diverse backgrounds;

span style=’font:7.0pt “Times New Roman”‘> Reside within one of the five boroughs of New York City;

span style=’font:7.0pt “Times New Roman”‘> Have completed college and not be enrolled in a degree-granting program in 2013;

span style=’font:7.0pt “Times New Roman”‘> Demonstrate artistic and career potential;

span style=’font:7.0pt “Times New Roman”‘> Are not represented by a commercial gallery; and

span style=’font:7.0pt “Times New Roman”‘> Are available to participate in the Winter Workspace and Sunroom Project Space Programs.

Application Process: Applications to be considered for the Van Lier Fellowship are due on September 7, 2012, using this online application. We are interested in what you would like to achieve during the year-long fellowship and how it would help further your career goals.

Wave Hill has a Web portal for artists to submit applications online. We no longer accept proposals by mail or e-mail. To submit an application online, please go to www.wavehill.org/apply.

Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by Wave Hill curatorial staff to determine applicant artistic potential and likelihood of significant career growth from receiving the fellowship. Finalists will be contacted to schedule in-person interviews at Wave Hill October 1 to October 12, 2012. Final notifications of the recipients of the Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship will be made by the end of October 2012.

Any questions? Contact visualarts or 718-549-3200, x213.


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