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VCUarts Fountainhead Fellowship in Craft/​Material Studies Virginia Common­wealth University

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The VCUarts Foun­tain­head Fellow­ship in Craft/​Material Studies is a 9‑month resi­dency for recent MFA grad­u­ates. Fellows are provided an apart­ment, studio, teach­ing expe­ri­ence, the oppor­tu­nity to concen­trate on their work, exhi­bi­tion, and pubic lecture.

FOUN­TAIN­HEAD FELLOW CALL FOR ENTRY

The VCUarts Foun­tain­head Fellow­ship in Craft/​Material Studies is a 9‑month resi­dency for recent MFA grad­u­ates. Fellows are provided the oppor­tu­nity to concen­trate on their work, build commu­nity, gain valu­able teach­ing expe­ri­ence, and partic­i­pate in a vital, inter­dis­ci­pli­nary, socially progres­sive commu­nity of artists at VCU. The Foun­tain­head Fellow­ship is a joint project of Virginia Common­wealth University’s School of the Arts, the Depart­ments of Craft/​Material Studies, Paint­ing + Print­mak­ing, and Sculp­ture + Extended Media as well as Foun­tain­head Devel­op­ment Services. A grant awarded by the Char­i­ta­ble Windgate Foun­da­tion gener­ously supports the Foun­tain­head Fellow stipend in the Depart­ment of Craft/​Material Studies.

ELIGI­BIL­ITY

Artists working predom­i­nantly in one or more of the follow­ing media areas: fiber, metal, glass or wood. 

Artists possess­ing a strong foun­da­tion and under­stand­ing of their chosen mate­r­ial while working in inno­v­a­tive ways. Appli­cants must demon­strate the ability to teach begin­ner through advanced under­grad­u­ate studio classes that incor­po­rate strong concep­tual and tech­ni­cal skill building.

All MFA grad­u­ates who have grad­u­ated within the last 5 years are invited to apply. If you grad­u­ated prior to Fall 2015, you are not eligi­ble to apply. 

VCU MFA students and grad­u­ates are not eligi­ble to apply.

THE FELLOW­SHIP RECIPIENT RECEIVES

Gener­ous stipend

Research/​travel stipend

24-hour access to a private studio

A furnished apart­ment located 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.

Teach­ing expe­ri­ence (Fellows teach two classes per semester)

An exhi­bi­tion in Richmond

Oppor­tu­nity to present a public lecture

APPLI­CA­TION REQUIREMENTS

Letter of Intent

Artist State­ment

Resume/​CV

List of skills in your media

Unof­fi­cial grad­u­ate school tran­script (an offi­cial tran­script required for final candidate)

Port­fo­lio – 20 images and docu­men­ta­tion script (all within a single PDF file no larger than 2MB

Exam­ples of student work — 10 images

Contact infor­ma­tion for three refer­ences (include name, title, email, phone number). Refer­ences for final­ists will be contacted for a phone inter­view about the candidates qualifications.

DEAD­LINE: March 30th, 2020

DELIV­ERY INSTRUCTIONS

Appli­cants will send one email with two sepa­rate pdfs to crafts@​vcu.​edu (Subject line Foun­tain­head Fellow Application”)

First pdf must include:

Letter of Intent

Artist State­ment

Resume/​CV

List of skills in your media

Unof­fi­cial grad­u­ate school tran­script (an offi­cial tran­script required for final candidate)

Contact infor­ma­tion for three refer­ences (include name, title, email, phone number)

Second pdf must include (all within a single PDF file no larger than 2MB): 

Port­fo­lio – 20 images and documentation script 

Exam­ples of student work — 10 images

Dead­line: March 30th, 2020

Please visit our website for addi­tional posting information 

For ques­tions email: crafts@​vcu.​edu

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