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VERMONT STUDIO CENTER’S february 15th, 2016 FELLOWSHIP DEADLINE

The Vermont Studio Center is pleased to announce the following 55+ fellowships available at our February 15th, 2016 deadline:


OPEN TO ALL

25 VERMONT STUDIO CENTER (VSC) FELLOWSHIPS OPEN TO ALL VISUAL ARTISTS AND WRITERS LIVING AND WORKING ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, BASED ENTIRELY ON MERIT.

These fellowships are for residencies scheduled between May 2016 – March 2017

In addition to these 25 awards, we are offering the following special awards for writers and visual artists at this deadline:

 

FELLOWSHIPS FOR WRITERS

The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW) Fellowship
1 fellowship for a writer who is a current member of ALSCW.

#Giving Tuesday VSC Alumni Fellowship
1 fellowship for a writer who has previously attended a VSC residency, made possible by generous support from our alumni and friends.

James Merrill Poetry Fellowships
3 fellowships for outstanding American poets with demonstrable financial need. These fellowships, given in honor of the literary and philanthropic legacy of the poet James Merrill and supported by the Hellen Plummer Charitable Foundation, each include a $500 stipend.

ELIGIBILITY: To be considered, be sure to include financial documentation (a copy of the first page of your most recent income tax return, a recent W-2, a statement of need, etc.). 

The Swan Fellowship
1 fellowship for an interdisciplinary artist who paints and writes.

ELIGIBILITY: This fellowship is open to interdisciplinary artists with proficiency in both painting and creative writing. To be considered for this award as a writing applicant, please attach a CV that reflects a history of painting exhibitions along with your creative writing work sample.

UMass Amherst Alumni Fellowship in Poetry
1 two-week residency fellowship for alumni of the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA for Poets and Writers.

Eligibility: This award is for poets who are graduates of the MFA for Poets and Writers, so please indicate that you are an alum of the UMass Amherst program via the Education and CV portions of the application.

VSC / Callaloo Writing Fellowship
1 month-long residency fellowship for a writer in the African Diaspora who is a Callaloo conference or creative writing workshop participant. This awards includes a $1,000 stipend. The $25 application fee is waived for eligible applicants.

ELIGIBILITY:  Please indicate when you were a Callaloo conference or workshop participant.

Voices Rising Fellowship
1 fellowship for an African American woman fiction writer with demonstrable financial need. Given in honor of women writers of color such as Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, and Zora Neale Hurston, whose voices have inspired so many, this award also comes with a $2,000 stipend to help offset costs associated with the residency, such as travel, childcare, lost wages, rent, etc. The $25 application fee is waived for eligible applicants.

ELIGIBILITY: To be considered, be sure to complete the cultural background portion of VSC’s application and include financial documentation (a copy of the first page of your most recent income tax return, a recent W-2, a statement of need, etc.). 

Helen Zell Residency Fellowships
2 fellowships for Helen Zell Writers’ Program candidates in poetry between their first and second year in the MFA program at the University of Michigan.

FELLOWSHIPS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS

Artists Supporting Artists Fellowships
3 fellowships for emerging visual artists, supported by the Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation, to provide a VSC residency and the unique opportunity of focused mentorship with artist Chuck Webster, who will visit the selected Fellows during their month-long residencies in 2016. Each award also includes a $500 stipend.

Boston University Fellowship
1 two-week fellowship for a Boston University Fine Arts alumni who has graduated within the last 10 years.

Civil Society Institute Fellowship
1 fellowship for a minority artist with demonstrable financial need from an east coast city. The $25 application fee is waived for eligible CSI applicants.  This award also includes a $500 travel stipend.

ELIGIBILITY: This fellowship is open to east coast minority artists. To be considered, be sure to complete the cultural background portion of VSC’s application and include financial documentation (a copy of the first page of your most recent income tax return, a recent W-2, a statement of need, etc.). Preference will be given to those artists with current addresses in the New Haven, Jersey City, and Baltimore areas.

Concordia University Fellowships
2 fellowships open to full- and part-time faculty and graduate and undergraduate students with at least 30 credits in the Department of Studio Arts:
Charles C. Gurd Artist Residency Awards for Concordia University
Concordia University Fine Arts Residency Award

ELIGIBILITY: The following members in the Department of Studio Arts are eligible for the two Fellowships:  students currently enrolled in a course of study leading to a BFA in the Department of Studio Arts who has completed at least 30 credits, graduate students currently enrolled in the MFA program, full- and part-time faculty in the Department of Studio Arts (including tenure track, tenured ETA/LTA). Applicants may be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or international students.

#Giving Tuesday VSC Alumni Fellowship
1 fellowship for a visual artist who has previously attended a VSC residency, made possible by generous support from our alumni and friends.

Harpo Foundation Native American Fellowships  
2 fellowships open to Native American visual artists living in the U.S., based on the strength and quality of their work.  This award includes a $500 travel stipend.

ELIGIBILITY: These awards are for American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian visual artists. Please identify your tribal affiliation and include a brief artist statement (300 words or less) about your work and your plans for a VSC residency.

Jon Imber Painting Fellowship
1 Fellowship for a painter in honor of VSC friend and Visiting Artist Jon Imber, who lost his battle with ALS in April 2014. The Fellowship will be awarded to a painter whose work embodies the spirit of Jon Imber.

Oregon Artist Fellowships
2 fellowships open to “mid-career” visual artists in Oregon. These fellowships, sponsored by The Ford Family Foundation, each include a $750 stipend.

ELIGIBILITY:  These awards are intended for “mid-career” artists (for lack of a better term) living in Oregon, who have already launched their creative practice as demonstrated by a seven-year history of documentable work in the form of exhibitions, catalogues, etc. and who are age 30 or older. 

Zeta Orionis Fellowship
1 fellowship for a female painter, age 45 or older, living and working in the U.S. Award based on merit.

Hedda Sterne Fellowship
1 fellowship for a female visual artist working in painting, drawing, or collage. This award, sponsored by the Hedda Sterne Foundation, includes a $1,000 stipend.

ELIGIBILITY: This award is intended for female artists who work in a form or medium that Hedda Sterne worked in (painting, drawing, collage).  

The Swan Fellowship
1 fellowship for an interdisciplinary artist who paints and writes.

ELIGIBILITY: This fellowship is open to interdisciplinary artists with proficiency in both painting and creative writing. To be considered for this award as a visual arts applicant, please attach a CV that demonstrates creative writing publications along with your slides/images.

Windgate Craft Artists Fellowships
4 fellowships for visual artists working in traditional craft media (clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood). Each fellowship, sponsored by the Windgate Charitable Foundation, includes a $1,000 stipend

 

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