University of Nevada Las Vegas, Call for Applicants: 2019 Transformation Fellow, with honorarium

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Call for Applicants: 2019 Transformation Fellow, with honorarium

Deadline: November 28th, 2018

The Department of Art at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites applications for a Transformation Fellow for a term from February 19th to April 6th, 2019. During the course of their term, the Transformation Fellow will support diversity, equity, and inclusion as a critic and mentor within the Bachelor of Arts (BA) Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) programs and engage with communities at UNLV and in Las Vegas at large.

While there are no formal teaching requirements for the Transformation Fellow, this is a “working” residency program. In addition to the primary objective of furthering one’s creative or critical practice during their time in Las Vegas, Fellows will be asked to fulfill at least 6 hours/week in service work with, and on behalf of, the Department of Art. In addition to conducting studio visits with students, attending Spring semester Graphic Design and Media programming, BFA and MFA Thesis and Midway exhibitions, and participating in discussions and group critiques of student work, the Fellow’s plan should include a community engagement component. This may involve the following types of activities which relate to the Transformation Fellow’s own creative practice, skills, and interests:
-Hosting a short series of salons or pop-up exhibitions to address key topics of relevance to artists, designers, and the Las Vegas community;
-Presenting a public lecture;
-Activating a collaboration between Department of Art students and the local community or a local non-profit organization.

The fellow will have 24-hour access to a studio space. An 8,000 USD honorarium, and a 2,000 USD housing/travel stipend will be provided. The Department of Art will serve as a resource and help facilitate introductions to students and the local community. There will be a separate budget for engagements.

The Transformation Fellow will be an artist, scholar, designer, educator, curator, or community arts leader who has at least one solo exhibition, publication, or significant public or collaborative project of note. This position is open to those who have a terminal degree or comparable experience and those who have followed traditional and nontraditional paths.

Website link for more information: https://www.unlv.edu/news-story/transformation-fellow-call-applications

 

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