Virginia Commonwealth University, Call for MFA Graduates (5 years or less): 2019 – 2020 Fountainhead Fellowship in Craft/Material Studies, with stipend

Virginia Commonwealth University, Call for MFA Graduates (5 years or less): 2019 – 2020 Fountainhead Fellowship in Craft/Material Studies, with stipend

Deadline: March 15th, 2019

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 Virginia Commonwealth University. 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, 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 2014, you are not eligible to apply.
VCU MFA students and graduates are not eligible to apply.

Fellowship Recipient Receives: $16,000. 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 (teach two classes per semester)
-An exhibition in Richmond
-Opportunity to present a public lecture

For submission guidelines and more detailed information: https://arts.vcu.edu/craft/2018/12/12/2019-2020-fountainhead-fellowship-announcement/

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