2018/19 ENGAGING ARTISTS FELLOWSHIP
Deadline: 20 Apr, 2018
Disciplines: Activism, All Disciplines, Animation, Art Education, Ceramics, Choreography, Collaboration, Community, Composition, Concept & Theory, Crafts & Trades, Dance, Design, Digital, Drawing, Experimental, Film & Video, Fine art, Glass, Installation, Land Art, Light and Projection, Literature, Media Arts, Moving Image, Music & Sound, Other, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance, Philosophy, Photography, Poetry, Printmaking, Research, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound, Technology, Textile, Theater, Urbanism, Visual Arts, Writing.
Location: New York, NY, United States
Deadline: 20 Apr, 2018
Duration: 1 year
Eligibility: More Art welcomes applications from underrepresented and emerging socially-engaged public artists based in the five boroughs of New York City and/or in easy commuting distance. Applicants must have at least 3 years of professional experience. Currently enrolled undergraduate students may not apply. Collective applications are welcome. We encourage applications from first generation and immigrant artists; artists of color; individuals from economically disadvantaged backgrounds; artists who have been excluded from the resources of the art world because of disability, cultural, racial, and linguistic heritage and/or identity; who do not have formal artistic training; or whose creative practices have been historically underrepresented and/or marginalized. More Art welcomes applications from artists of all disciplines.
Support: Intensive professional development workshops and peer network support; Strategic meetings with More Art to network, receive feedback, mentorship, and curatorial support; Monthly feedback sessions with other cohort members, More Art staff, and guest practitioners in the field (both arts and non-arts professionals, including artists, public art administrators, educators, urban planners, community organizers); Public presentations curated and promoted by More Art, featuring research, works-in-progress, and completed works inspired or generated through the fellows’ community-based work; Marketing via the More Art network, email list, and social media; Fellows may request funds up to $1000 to cover the costs for Fellowship related projects, workshops, research, and presentations; Opportunity to receive Post-Fellowship project support of up to $4000 in funding; Off-site workshop space; Access to Materials for the Arts.
More Art is currently accepting applicants for our 2018-19 Engaging Artists Fellowship. Those interested in applying have until Friday, April 20 11:59 PM ET to submit an application.
ENGAGING ARTISTS is More Art’s Fellowship program for artists seeking to both develop and sustain their public art and socially-engaged practice.
This 1 year Fellowship provides an infrastructure and laboratory for NYC-based emerging and underrepresented artists to gain a deeper understanding of the history the field, incubate and present their work, collaborate with communities in shaping society, and build sustainable careers in the field of public art.
The Fellowship includes:
● Intensive professional development workshops and peer network support
● Strategic meetings with More Art to network, receive feedback, mentorship, and curatorial support.
● Monthly feedback sessions with other cohort members, More Art staff, and guest practitioners in the field (both arts and non-arts professionals, including artists, public art administrators, educators, urban planners, community organizers.)
● Public presentations curated and promoted by More Art, featuring research, works-in-progress, and completed works inspired or generated through the fellows’ community-based work
● Marketing via the More Art network, email list, and social media
● Fellows may request funds up to $1000 to cover the costs for Fellowship related projects, workshops, research, and presentations.
● Opportunity to receive Post-Fellowship project support of up to $4000 in funding
● Off-site workshop space
● Access to Materials for the Arts
Fellows participate in intensive professional development workshops, addressing the history of socially engaged art, community organizing methods, and best practices for establishing and sustaining community partnerships, as well as individual critiques and group feedback sessions to support fellows in the development and creation of new and continued work. Sessions are led by More Art staff and guest facilitators. Topics to include:
● Histories of socially-engaged public art
● Best practices for collaboration, participation, contracting, and community engagement
● Mapping the ecosystem of political issues
● Project life-cycles and sustaining community partnerships
● Site analysis and team management
● Active listening, interpersonal and group facilitation
● Participatory workshop design
● Navigating the public art commission process
● Asset mapping and visioning project goals
● Privilege, power, and equity in public art
● Budgeting and funding opportunities for public artists
● Case studies in public art, placemaking, and community-engaged design
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