Hey everyone, hope you had a great holiday. This opportunity just came up and the deadline is THIS THURSDAY, December 1, 2011. More to post soon....just wanted to get this out to you!
(ARTISTS) The Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship for Young Artists—Wave Hill is pleased to announce a new fellowship program for young artists. The Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship, funded by the Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of the New York Community Trust, provides an opportunity for two young artists to develop the skills and professional credentials needed to establish a successful career as visual artists. The new fellowship expands Wave Hill’s Visual Arts programming, which includes major topical exhibitions from spring through fall; its Sunroom Project Space, a program for emerging artists to create solo shows; and Wave Hill’s Winter Workspace, consisting of two, six-week sessions for artists to work in residence. A public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, Wave Hill invites artists to draw inspiration from its stunning natural setting, gardens and greenhouses. Wave Hill’s mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.
The 12-month Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship will be awarded to two New York City-based artists, ages 30 or younger who are from culturally diverse backgrounds. The fellowship provides valuable mentoring, and opportunities to learn from the curatorial staff about the creation and interpretation of exhibitions and arts programming, as well as to work with artists and arts professionals to define career paths over the course of the program, which begins in January 2012. Van Lier Fellows will be given studio space during the second session of the 2012 Winter Workspace (February 14–March 25, 2012), as well as a solo show in Wave Hill’s Sunroom Project Space (July 7–August 26, 2012). Each Van Lier Fellow will receive a stipend of $7,000.
Applications should be submitted at www.wavehill.org/apply by December 1, 2011.
Qualifications for Van Lier Fellowship applicants:
Emerging artists 30 years of age or younger;
From underserved communities and/or culturally diverse backgrounds;
Reside within one of the five boroughs of New York City;
Have completed college and are not enrolled in a degree-granting program in 2012;
Demonstrate artistic and career potential;
Are not represented by a commercial gallery; and
Are available to participate in the Winter Workspace and Sunroom Project Space Programs.