Feb
26
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Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize

Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize
Deadline: February 26

Jurors: Fiona Banner & Jenni Lomax

The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize seeks to discover talented young writers on contemporary art, with the winner receiving £1,000 and the opportunity to publish a review of a contemporary art exhibition in The Burlington Magazine.

Since its founding in 1903, The Burlington Magazine has always considered the art of the present to be as worthy of study as the art of the past. The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize advances our commitment to the study of contemporary art by encouraging aspiring young writers to engage critically with its forms and concepts. The Prize promotes clear, concise and well-structured writing that is able to navigate sophisticated ideas without recourse to over-complex language.

Contenders – who must be no older than 35 years of age on 26th February 2018 and have published no more than six exhibition reviews – should submit one unpublished review of a contemporary art exhibition, no more than 1,000 words in length with up to three low-resolution images. ‘Contemporary’ is defined as art produced since 2000. The submitted review must be written in English (although the art considered may be international) and emailed as a Word document, clearly stating the name, age, country of residence and occupation of the writer, to editorial@burlington.org.uk.

Each contender will be offered a digital subscription to the Magazine at a specially reduced price, providing unlimited access to the Magazine’s archive as well as all the latest articles and reviews.

Fees: FREE

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Feb
28
12:00 AM00:00

Review Santa Fe Photo Festival

Review Santa Fe Photo Festival
Deadline: February 28

CENTER
Santa Fe, NM

Review Santa Fe is designed to maximize career advancement opportunities for photographers. The event is scheduled for October 18-21, 2018.

The 100 selected photographers are invited to come to Santa Fe to meet with an international group of reviewers who come to the event to source talent for their magazines, books, galleries and museums. Full scholarships are available, so please apply if you would like to join us in beautiful Santa Fe this year.

Application Fees: Members - $35 Non-members - $45
Event Fees: $745

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Feb
28
12:00 AM00:00

Julia Margaret Cameron Awards

Julia Margaret Cameron Awards
Deadline: February 28

This Award is open to women photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements will be welcome.

Images already awarded by any contest hosted by The Gala Awards can not be submitted. Images awarded in contests not related to The Gala Awards can be submitted.

The Julia Margaret Cameron Award is addressed to professional and non professional women worldwide, who will compete together in the following categories: Abstract & Still Life, Alternative Processes, Architecture & Interiors, Children, Cell Phone, Cityscapes, Culture & Daily Life, Digital Manipulation & Collage, Documentary & Reportage, Editorial & Current Affairs, Fashion & Advertising, Fine Art, Landscapes & Seascapes, Nature, Nude & Figure, Open Theme, People, Portrait, Self Portrait, Sports, Street Photography, Wild Life.

Fees:
Single Images: $50 for the first 3 images, $10 each additional image.
Series: $60 for 1 series of 3-5 images, $14 each additional series

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Feb
28
12:00 AM00:00

CENTER: Choice Awards

CENTER Choice Awards
Deadline: February 28

Jurors:
Lisa Hostetler, Curator-in-Charge, George Eastman Museum
Naomi Cass, Director, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Australia
Keith Jenkins, Director of Visual Journalmism, NPR

The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter. Images can be singular or part of a series. The Awards are divided into four categories: Curator’s Choice, Editor’s Choice, Director’s Choice and Exhibitor’s a new category, The Producer’s Choice Awards. Winners receive recognition via exhibition, publication, admission to Review Santa Fe portfolio reviews and more.

Curator’s Choice, Director’s Choice, Editor’s Choice, and Producer’s Choice Awards
First, second, and third awarded in each category will receive:

- Group exhibition of Award winners
- Complimentary participation in Review Santa Fe
- Lenscratch publication
- Special invitation to Art Photo Index
- Online exhibition at VisitCenter.org

Fees:
Early-bird discount (ends January 30) Members - $30, Non-members - $40
All four categories: Members - $70, Non-members - $85

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Feb
28
12:00 AM00:00

CENTER: Project Launch Grant

Project Launch Grant
Deadline: February 28

CENTER
Santa Fe, NM

The Project Launch is granted to an outstanding photographer working on a fine art series or documentary project. The grant includes a cash award to help complete or disseminate the works, as well as providing a platform for exposure and professional development opportunities.

This grant is awarded to complete or nearly completed projects that would benefit from the grant award package. It requires signature of a contract to participate in an exhibition during Review Santa Fe.

Fees: Members - $35, Non-members - $45

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Feb
28
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CENTER: Project Development Grant

Project Development Grant
Deadline: February 28

CENTER
Santa Fe, NM

The Project Development Grant offers financial support to fine art, documentary, or photojournalist works-in-progress. The grant includes a cash award to help complete a project as well as platforms for feedback and professional development opportunities for the work’s final stages. This grant is awarded to projects that are still in progress and have not been exhibited or published. It requires signing of a contract to participate in an exhibition during Review Santa Fe.

Fees: Members - $35, Non-members - $40

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Feb
28
12:00 AM00:00

Toledo Museum of Art Leadership Fellowship

Museum Leadership Fellowship
Deadline: February 28

Toledo Museum of Art
Toledo, OH

The Museum Leadership Fellowship at the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) seeks to participate in training the next generation of art museum leaders through an innovative, experiential program that combines curatorial and executive level leadership responsibilities. This opportunity provides direct experience in strategic planning, curatorial and programming leadership, board development, philanthropy stewardship, financial and resource management, and policy development along with building partnerships across the broader industry and community. The TMA is dedicated to fostering diversity in the museum field and strongly encourage diverse applicants to apply.

The fellow will be given an annual salary plus housing allowance totaling $59,000 annually plus benefits, four weels of paid time off (annually) a travel and research stipend. Office space, along with support for equipment and association memberships will be provided.

HOURS: Full-time salaried, Two-Year Duration

TO APPLY: Please submit the following information to lmiller@toledomuseum.org:

A letter expressing your reasons for interest in this fellowship
Your resume/cv
Your dissertation abstract
Two letters of recommendation, with a minimum of one professional recommendation

 

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Mar
1
12:00 AM00:00

Site: Brooklyn: Abstraction at Large

Abstraction at Large
Deadline: March 1

Site: Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY

Juror: Eleanor Heartney, contributing editor, Art in America and ArtNews

Abstraction, one of the most radical innovations of art history, stripped away the recognizable, threw it to the winds, and laid bare the purely abstract. This show seeks to bring forward how abstraction shapes contemporary art practice, not simply as a part of art history but as a living visual language.

Fees: $35 for up to 3 images

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Mar
1
12:00 AM00:00

Alexia Foundation Studen Grant

Student Grant
Deadline: March 1

Alexia Foundation
Syracuse, NY

The First Place winner of the Alexia Student Grant will receive a cash grant of $1,000 to produce the proposed story, funding for a semester at Syracuse University and $500 will be awarded to the wining student’s academic department.

The First Place grant is equivalent to a semester-long fellowship or residency at Syracuse University, taking three classes, working on projects and further developing your skills with the support of a world-class faculty.

Up two four Award of Excellence winners will receive $500 each to produce a proposed body of work and $1500 to be applied toward tuition at Syracuse University or tuition for one of the following workshops: a MediaStorm One-Day Masterclass, a Momenta Photo Workshop, or The Kalish Workshop, which is provided by The Gilka Grant.

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Mar
1
12:00 AM00:00

University of Iowa: Art in Public

Art in Public
Deadline: March 1

The Grant Wood Art Colony of the University of Iowa seeks proposals for 18-minute presentations or panels that utilized a similar timeframe per participant that address the topic of Art in Public.

Public art assumes many forms in the popular imagination; large-scale sculptures dominating urban squares and plazas, mosaics adorning the walls and walkways of municipal transit hubs, murals of local heroes parading across City Hall walls. However, contemporary public art is now mired in cultural bureaucracy. As intermediaries and agencies increasingly assume responsibility for the commission and creation of art on the behalf of public (often municipal) entities, public art has become synonymous with economic redevelopment. In turn, economic development is often a proxy for exclusionary gentrification. Who is this art for? Exactly which public determines the course of art making? Is public art the same thing as art made via participatory processes?

All presentations examining issues of public art and engaged practice will be considered, but we especially welcome those focusing on the role art plays in community building, curricular integration of socially engaged art, and the responsibilities of the artist and the community. To generate some thinking, we offer the following list of possible topics for exploration, but we stress that presentations do not need to address these areas of inquiry:

engaged practice | the role of public art | the responsibilities of the public artist | the responsibilities of the community | community engagement through the arts | the way in which artists respond to contemporary issues | facilitating collective change through art | museum as a public device | the history of public art

We welcome proposals from emerging and established artists, curators, and scholars from a wide range of fields, including, but not limited to the Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Art History, American Studies, Literature, History, Political Science, Agronomy, and others

Proposals should consist of a single PDF or Word file containing the following:

- presenter’s name, email address, and institutional affiliation (if relevant)
- title of presentation format of presentation (lecture, paper, panel, performance)
- brief biographical information of presenter(s) or one-page CV (Please do not send a full CV.)
- abstract of no more than 200 words
- proposal of less than 800 words
- brief bibliography or list of sources (as relevant)
- anticipated AV needs and any other logistical or technical requirements

If you are a student, please indicate if your presentation will be drawn from work in a course or internship, is part of a thesis, or is based on independent research. If submitting a full panel, please include the above information for all presenters on the panel.

Send proposals to:
Grant Wood Symposium 2018 Planning Committee
grantwood@uiowa.edu

Announcement of accepted proposals will be made by email in April.  The full program schedule will be posted to the symposium website by early August.

Please direct questions to Maura Pilcher, Grant Wood Art Colony director.

This day-long symposium will recognize the interplay between publicly engaged artistic practice and current events, and will build on the legacy of Grant Wood. A proponent of public art, Grant Wood headed the Public Works of Art Program (P.W.A.P.), a part of the New Deal, in 1934. The University of Iowa Regionalist artist and native Iowan not only completed several murals that are still extant, but encouraged other artists to create public art through his pedagogy and professional position.

Fees: FREE

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Mar
1
12:00 AM00:00

Center for Documentary Studies Essay Prize in Photography

Essay Prize in Photography
Deadline: March 1

Center for Documentary Studies
Durham, NC

$3,000 prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University honors the best documentary writing and photography in alternating years. The focus is on current or recently completed work (within the last two years). This year's prize is for photography. Please provide context for the photographic essay you are submitting, including the duration of your project and whether it is completed or ongoing. Describe your intentions for the work. Also, if some of your images have been published together in essay form, please include information about where and when they appeared and how the essay as submitted for the competition is different (or not).

Fees: $40

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Mar
13
12:00 AM00:00

Mills Pond Gallery: Juried Documentary Photography

Juried Documentary Photography
Deadline: March 13

Mills Pond Gallery
St. James, NY

Juror: Kevin C. Downs

An important quality of your entries should be the intent to tell a visual story about the subject of your photographs. Your style may be documentary, personal, photo-journalism. Each entry may consist of between two and four images that convey a story around a particular theme. We are looking for work that focuses on visual storytelling rather than fine art photography…work that compels us to think about life outside our own little worlds…that teaches us something we didn't know or helps us understand a situation from a new point of view…tell us your story!

Fees: $45 for up to 3 projects (2-4 images per project)

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Apr
1
12:00 AM00:00

Sweetwater Center for the Arts: Site/Sight

Site/Sight
Deadline: April 1

Sweetwater Center for the Arts
Sewickley, PA

Juror: Ashley McNelis, Curatorial Assistant for the Carnegie International, 57th Edition

Sweetwater is currently seeking photographic work for our upcoming site / sight exhibition concerning humanity’s complex relationship to place. What does the world look like and how do people see themselves within it? How are memory and identity manifested in those perspectives? How does the constancy of change and the current state of flux influence this connection?

Fees: $25 for up to 3 images.

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Apr
12
12:00 AM00:00

Alexandria Museum of Art: 30th September Competition

30th September Competition
Deadline: April 12

Alexandria Museum of Art
Los Angeles, CA

Juror: William Underwood Eiland, Director of Georgia Museum of Art

All artists over the age of 18 – working in any medium – are eligible. All work must be original and must have been completed in the last two years (2016 or later). Alexandria Museum of Art (AMoA) encourages artists working in video and other experimental media to submit entries for judging. Video entries must not exceed 30 minutes in length. No work should exceed seven (7) feet (84”) in any direction, or 200 lbs. in weight. Entries exceeding these limitations will automatically be disqualified. All works must be adhered to a backing for exhibition, nothing will be painted or adhered directly to the museum walls.

  • First Place: $800
  • Second Place: $500
  • Third Place: $300
  • Honorable Mention: $100
  • Honorable Mention: $100
  • Honorable Mention: $100

Fees: $40 for up to 10 images.

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May
5
12:00 AM00:00

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences: Works on Paper

Works on Paper
Deadline: May 5

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences
Long Beach Island, NJ

Juror: Kim Conaty, the Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints, The Whitney Museum of American Art

Works on Paper 2018 is the 20th Annual National Juried Competition and Exhibition at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Works on Paper can include but is not limited to Drawing, Painting on Paper, hand pulled Prints, Photographic Prints, Digital Works on Paper, and Paper constructions that can be wall hung.

Fees: $35 for up to 3 images

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May
16
12:00 AM00:00

The Hopper Prize

The Hopper Prize
Deadline: May 16

Jurors: Misa Jeffereis, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis and Magdalyn Asimakis, Independent Curator and Writer

The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and exhibition platform offering a series of individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD administered through an open call juried by leading curators. In addition to providing unrestricted cash awards to artists, The Hopper Prize seeks to create new relationships between artists, curators, writers, and collectors. The Hopper Prize network reaches professionals who are committed to supporting the field of visual arts. Our mailing list currently includes collectors and gallerists, curators, writers, and visual artists.

Program Highlights:
Total Awards: $5,000.00 USD in grants for visual artists
5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards
30 artists will be selected to have their work digitally exhibited and archived at hopperprize.org

Fees: $40 for up to 4 images, $60 for up to 8 images, $80 for up to 15 images

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Jun
1
12:00 AM00:00

Roswell Artist-in-Residence

Roswell Artist-in-Residence
Deadline: June 1

Roswell Artist-in-Residence
Roswell, NM

The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program provides year-long residencies for visual artists. A stipend, or living allowance, of $800 per month is offered along with $100 for a spouse/partner and $200 per child living with the grantee. The additional stipend for children is sponsored in part by a grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation. A generous materials stipend is also available through a grant by the Frederick Hammersley Foundation.

In-residence grants are offered to artists involved with painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, printmaking and other studio-based art making. Grants are not made in the disciplines of performance art or production crafts.

The studios are large, open spaces that measure approximately 30 ‘x 25 ‘x 10’. These areas are well-lighted and convertible to the artist’s requirements. Artists are housed in a complex of six houses and 10 studios located on fifty acres of land. Each artist is provided with a house that can amply accommodate either a single person or a family. Rent, utilities (except telephone), repairs and maintenance costs are borne by the Program. Houses are furnished with major furniture items, appliances and utensils within reason. The printmaking facility is a small, fully operational studio – basically lithographic/etching in nature.

Fees: FREE

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Nov
14
12:00 AM00:00

The Print Center: 92nd Annual International Competition

92nd Annual International Competition
Deadline: November 11

The Print Center
Philadelphia, PA

The Print Center’s Annual International Competition is one of the most prestigious and oldest competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in intriguing ways, both in content and process. Artists who use printmaking and/or photography as critical components of their work, or whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices, are encouraged to enter.

Fees: $45

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Feb
15
12:00 AM00:00

Artspace: Artspace Flatfile

Artspace Flatfile
Deadline: February 15

Artspace
New Haven, CT

For artists working in collage, printmaking, photography, drawing, painting and other mediums.

The Artspace Flatfile houses a collection of works on paper by over 120 notable artists based in New Haven, the Northeast region, and across the United States. Artists in the Flatfile are selected through our annual juried Open Call, or invited into the Collection after participating in an exhibition at Artspace. The Collection was started in 2001 as a way of introducing the public to local artists, and continues to be a place where visitors can discover new local and national talent. Artists already in the Flatfile include recipients of the state art agency’s distinguished Artist Fellowship, the Aldrich Museum’s Radius Emerging Artist Award, a MacArthur Genius, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and many have works in private collections and museums around the United States.

Fees: $5

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Feb
14
12:00 AM00:00

Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts: 33rd Annual Tallahassee International Juried Competition

33rd Annual Tallahassee International Juried Competition
Deadline: February 14

Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts
Tallahassee, FL

The Tallahassee International is an annual juried competition open to artists worldwide 18 years of age or older with all media eligible for consideration. Juried by selected faculty from the Florida State University College of Fine Arts. First prize is $1000, second prize is $500 and a color catalog is produced. The entry fee is $20 for 2 works. Only one entry per person.  The exhibition is scheduled for August 27th – September 30th, 2018.

Fees: $20

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Feb
14
12:00 AM00:00

Pennsylvania Center for Photography: AMERICANA

AMERICANA
Deadline: February 14

Pennsylvania Center for Photography
Doylestown, PA

The AMERICANA Exhibition is returning to the Pennsylvania Center for Photography in Doylestown where it has grown into one of the Northeast's premier photographic shows. It features both a traditional print exhibition as well as the very popular large screen digital exhibition for photographers who are too far away to deliver physical prints or who otherwise do not wish to print their images. 

Fees: $25 for up to 2 images, $5 for each additional image.

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Feb
9
12:00 AM00:00

McNeese State University: 31st Annual Works on Paper

31st Annual Works on Paper
Deadline: February 9

McNeese State University
Lake Charles, LA

Juror: Benjamin Hickey, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Masur Museum of Art

McNeese State University’s Department of Visual Arts announces their call for the 31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition. Open to all artists living in the United States.  All artwork must be original and completed within the last two years. Entry fee.

Media: Work in any medium using paper as a component part is eligible. Artwork, including frame, should not exceed 40” in any dimension.

Fees: $35 for up to 3 images.

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Feb
8
12:00 AM00:00

New Orleans Photo Alliance: Combat Camera: The Women Behind the Lens

Combat Camera: The Women Behind the Lens
Deadline: February 8

New Orleans Photo Alliance
New Orleans, LA

Combat Camera: The Women Behind the Lens exhibition is open to women in the military now or previously based in the U.S. Gulf States (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida) who have served their country by using photography to record all aspects of military life and service using their talent, sharp aim, and a camera. The exhibit will pair official photographs from the soldiers’ military experience (in any capacity, branch, or department) with images selected from their personal lives. By pairing official and civilian images, the exhibit will provide a unique perspective on the personal and professional intersections of women serving in our military. This exhibit will be displayed in conjunction with Fleet Week 2018 New Orleans as part of Tricentennial NOLA Navy Week and Tall Ships of America.

Sponsored by: the New Orleans Photo Alliance; Tulane University: School of Professional Advancement and Emergency and Security Studies and Digital Design Programs; and all branches of the United States Military.

Submission is open to all active, inactive, reserve, and retired women who have worked as photographers for any branch of the U.S. Military. Applicants must be currently or previously stationed in the U.S. Gulf States of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, or Florida to apply.

Fees: $20

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Feb
5
12:00 AM00:00

Foundry Art Centre: At the Surface

At the Surface
Deadline: February 5

Foundry Art Centre
St. Charles, MO

Juror: Thad Duhigg

This all-media exhibition addresses the surface quality of artworks. A fundamental element of artwork, texture can be expressed physically or visually. This exhibition encourages the artist to focus on this element, and the implications it holds for the viewer. It asks both artists and viewer to consider what the physicality of the work conveys. The phrase “surface level” often alludes to a shallow interpretation: this exhibition provides the opportunity to explore the depth of the exterior.

Fees: $35 for up to 3 images.

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Feb
4
12:00 AM00:00

Torpedo Factory Art Center Solo Exhibition

Solo Exhibition
Deadline: February 4

Torpedo Factory Art Center
Richmond, VA

Juror: Jarvis DuBois

This is an open call for proposals for an exhibition in the summer of 2018. This call is open to emerging or mid-career artists from North America working in all visual media. Proposals for exhibitions by both individuals and artist teams will be considered. The individual or group associated with the chosen proposal will receive an exhibition at Target Gallery from May 25 - July 15, 2018. The artist(s) will also receive a $3,000 stipend.

Fees: $40

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Feb
2
12:00 AM00:00

Concordia University: Investigating Identity

Investigating Identity
Deadline: February 2

Concordia University
Ann Arbor, MI

Juror: Nancy Thayer

INVESTIGATING IDENTITY, the 2018 Kreft Juried National Exhibition, will examine our notions about the formation of the self. What are the constituent parts of “identity” and how do we understand and represent them? How much of an individual’s identity is personal and self-constructed and how much of it depends on something socially created? How do our current conceptions of self, of soul, of personality resemble or differ from those of earlier periods?

Prints, drawings, paintings, photographs, digital images, sculpture, fiber art and video are eligible.

The artist chosen as “Best of Show” will receive a solo exhibition in the Kreft Gallery at Concordia University Ann Arbor in the 2018-2019 gallery season.

Only original artwork produced within the past five years will be accepted—reproductions are not permitted. 

Fees: $25

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Feb
2
12:00 AM00:00

Pence Gallery: Glickman McClure Artist Award

Glickman McClure Artist Award
Deadline: February 2

Pence Gallery
Davis, CA

Visual artists are an integral part of our cultural landscape, and provide an important source of creative capital for the Sacramento region. In this regard, donors Mark M. Glickman and Lanette M. McClure have under-written an award to directly support the creation of new work and study by emerging artists in California. Artists can work in any of the following media, including ceramics, painting, sculpture in any medium, glass, printmaking, fiber, drawing, mixed media, installation, photography or video.

The qualifications for this award are that the artist’s submitted work is of high caliber, original, and completed within the past five years. Preference will be given to artists who are under-recognized or ‘emerging’ in the art field, thus while they may have exhibiting experience, their exhibit history will not be extensive. Artists must be dedicated to the practice of making and exhibiting art, and need financial support. The award is limited to artists residing in California, and will be determined by a panel of experts and donors.

The selected artist will receive an award of $2,500 and the offering of a solo exhibit, in the Pence’s Dowling Community Gallery. Awardees will be expected to create new work for the Pence exhibit, and to lead a workshop or talk based on their work. Solo exhibit for artist in January-February 2019.

Fees: $25

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Feb
1
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Emmanuel College Artist-in-Residence

Emmanuel College Artist-in-Residence
Deadline: February 1

Emmanuel College
Boston, MA

The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artist residency to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for established and emerging artists to develop their work.

However, the Art Department specifically aims to award a residency to one individual from each of the four categories: Ceramics, Photography, Printmaking and Social Justice. We strive to foster a supportive environment to achieve creative and artistic excellence. The residency also plays an important role in advancing the visual arts on the Emmanuel campus, providing an important educational program on contemporary art accessible to students, staff, and faculty. Residents should be willing to support and interact with each other, students, and faculty.

The residency defines Emmanuel College as a leader in the visual arts and brings greater visibility to that leadership role beyond the confines of the College.

  • Artists must not be currently enrolled in any academic program.
  • Residency is from mid June to mid August 2018
  • Artists will receive a stipend of $1000 dollars and reimbursement for travel and visa up to an additional $1000.
  • Lodging is provided in the college dorms or apartments, with access to a small kitchen
  • Artists may be invited back to give a presentation or demo during the 2018/19 academic year. This will be based on teaching needs.
  • Residents have access to communal college studio facilities with ample space sharing – ceramics, wood shop, print shop, darkroom, design lab and drawing studio.
  • Artists must devote 3 hours to Emmanuel’s summer art history course, Contemporary Art and Artistic Practice, discussing their own process.
  • Emmanuel will host a closing exhibition for all resident artists to participate in and show the larger community the end result of your work.
  • Artists are responsible for all material and food costs during the residency.
  • Artists will donate one piece to Emmanuel College at the end of the residency

Fees: FREE

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Feb
1
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Alexia Foundation 2018 Professional Grant

Professional Grant
Deadline: February 1

Alexia Foundation
Syracuse, NY

The winner of The Alexia Professional Grant will receive $20,000 to produce his or her proposed story.

Up two four Award of Excellence winners will receive $500 each to produce a proposed body of work and $1500 to be applied toward tuition at Syracuse University or tuition for one of the following workshops: a MediaStorm One-Day Masterclass, a Momenta Photo Workshop, or The Kalish Workshop, which is provided by The Gilka Grant.

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Jan
31
12:00 AM00:00

Catchlight Fellowship for Social Leadership

Catchlight Fellowship
Deadline: January 31


This Fellowship will recognize an individual who demonstrates excellence in their personal art and leadership in their community and/or field; someone who actively creates opportunities for artists around them by mentoring, teaching or promotion of their work. This type of leadership is vital for broadening access to new talent and new perspectives, creating global benefit. We seek remarkable social leadership, coupled with a generous ingenuity that pulls others forward, even as they advance.

This Fellowship will incubate the individual’s leadership abilities, bringing resources to bear and spotlighting the power of individual action for growth and change. The nature of the awarded fellow’s work will determine the appropriate model for distribution partnerships.

We invite applicants to interpret these themes broadly and encourage proposals from visual storytellers working in diverse creative mediums. 

Fees: FREE

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Jan
31
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Amsterdam University Press Book Series: Visual & Material Culture 1300-1700

Visual & Material Culture 1300-1700
Deadline: January 31

A forum for innovative research on the role of images and objects in the late medieval and early modern periods, Visual and Material Culture, 1300–1700 publishes monographs and essay collections that combine rigorous investigation with critical inquiry to present new narratives on a wide range of topics, from traditional arts to seemingly ordinary things. Recognizing the fluidity of images, objects, and ideas, this series fosters cross-cultural as well as multi-disciplinary exploration. We consider proposals from across the spectrum of analytic approaches and methodologies.

Fees: FREE

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Jan
31
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Good Hart Residency Program

Good Hart Residency Program
Deadline: January 31

Good Hart Residency
Good Hart, MI

The Good Hart Residency Program in Good Hart, Michigan offers 2-3 week residencies to dedicated visual artists and writers. The residency provides a live/work studio space, food, a $500.00 stipend, and a quiet setting to concentrate on creative work. The residency works in partnership with several local community organizations.

Good Hart is a very small town located on M-119, a scenic heritage route referred to as the Tunnel of Trees, in Northern Michigan. The area’s natural beauty includes the Lake Michigan shoreline, inland lakes and coastal dunes and wetlands. This unique region is home to state parks and forests and more than 25 publicly accessible preserves.

Calendar dates for 2018:

  • May 11th – May 25th, 2018, OR
  • May 30th – June 13th, 2018  OR
  • June 16th – June 30th, 2018  OR
  • August 3rd – August 17th, 2018, OR
  • September 21st – October 5th, 2018 (reserved for writer residency)

Fees: FREE

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Jan
31
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Catchlight Fellowship for Social Change

Catchlight Fellowship
Deadline: January 31

In contrast to the above fellowships which have a specific focus, the third 2018 Catchlight Fellowship is open to lens-based artists working on any social justice issue globally. This fellowship is aimed at the discovery and communication of issues not only of today, but of tomorrow — stories we don’t know about yet, or that we are revisiting through an entirely new lens. 

We will recognize a visual storyteller whose work drives change around a social issue they are passionate about and there are no issues or methodology that CatchLight prioritizes over another. Applicants will have chosen their own themes and issues, and proposed unique and compelling methods of creation and distribution. This Fellow will be partnered with The Pulitzer Center On Crisis Reporting and therefore will focus both on media and education as distribution for the work.

We invite applicants to interpret these themes broadly and encourage proposals from visual storytellers working in diverse creative mediums. 

Fees: FREE

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31
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Aperture Portfolio Prize

Aperture Portfolio Prize
Deadline: January 31

Aperture Foundation
New York, NY

Jurors: The Aperture Portfolio Prize jury is comprised of Aperture’s experienced editors and curatorial staff. This year, the jury includes Chris Boot, executive director; Annette Booth, director of exhibitions management; Charlotte Chudy, assistant editor of books; Michael Famighetti, editor of Aperture Magazine; Annika Klein, editorial assistant of Aperture Magazine; Taia Kwinter, Managing Editor, Books; Amelia Lang, Associate Publisher, Books; Samantha Marlow, associate editor of books; Lesley A. Martin, creative director; Kellie McLaughlin, director of the limited-edition print program; Brendan Wattenberg, managing editor of Aperture Magazine; and Denise Wolff, senior editor of books.

The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. When choosing the first-prize winner and runners up, Aperture’s editorial and curatorial staff look for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues.

Fees: FREE

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Jan
31
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All About Photo Awards

All About Photo Awards
Deadline: January 31

Jurors: Liu Bolin, Eli Klein, Crista Dix, Michael Itkoff, Marco Gualizzini, Elisabeth Mouchy, Ann Jastrab, Sandrine Hermand-Grisel

Our third edition of the All About Photo Awards invites photographers from around the world to submit their best work for consideration. In reference to Henri Cartier-Bresson's photo essay, The Mind's Eye investigates the depth and thoughts behind each image.

Prizes:
Winners will receive $10,000 in cash awards, extensive press coverage and global recognition.
The grand prize is $5,000, the 2nd prize is $2,000, the 3rd prize is $1,500, the 4th prize is $1,000 and the 5th prize is $500!

All winners will have their work published/showcased on Lenscratch, Be-Art Magazine, Daylighted and All About Photo in 2018. (details below)
A selection of entrants of particular merit will also be invited to display their work in the Winners Gallery of www.all-about-photo.com and on Daylighted.

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Catchlight Fellowship for California

Catchlight Fellowship
Deadline: January 31

 “Like the rest of America, California is unformed, innovative, ahistorical, hedonistic, acquisitive and energetic — only more so.” — Wallace Stegner

Everything in California is big, including dreams and challenges. How do we visualize the New California Dream in one of the most innovative, hectic and expensive places in America? It is America’s laboratory for the fiscal pressures shaping our housing, jobs and education and a rapidly changing future. CatchLight will identify a California-focused photographer who demonstrates work that broadly reflects any aspect of life in California today — interpretations can show impact to any of a variety of issues including but not limited to race, environment, health, democracy, immigration, gender and identity. 

 

We invite applicants to interpret these themes broadly and encourage proposals from visual storytellers working in diverse creative mediums. 

Fees: FREE

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Jan
30
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Sanchez Art Center: Left Coast Juried Exhibition

Left Coast Juried Exhibition
Deadline: January 30

Sanchez Art Center
Pacifica, CA

Juror: Claudia Schmuckli, Curator-in-Charge for Contemporary Art and Programming, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco

Sanchez Art Center’s “Left Coast Annual”  is open to all Artists from California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, age 18 and older. All fine arts visual media will be considered. Artwork shown in prior juried exhibitions at Sanchez Art Center is not eligible. Work must be able to fit through a standard-sized door (80” x 35”) and weigh less than 50 lbs. Framed 2D work must be wired (no sawtooth hangers). Alternative display methods may be used with the approval of Sanchez Art Center, and the artist must supply any special hardware. They reserve the right to refuse works not accurately represented by the digital images submitted.

Fees: $15 per image.

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Jan
29
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The Center for Photography at Woodstock: Photography Now

Photography Now
Deadline: January 29

The Center for Photography at Woodstock
Woodstock, NY

Juror: Elizabeth Ferrer, Vice President, Contemporary Art at BRIC

The Center For Photography at Woodstock’s annual Photography Now exhibition celebrates the plurality of photography. All photographic techniques and approaches are welcome, from analog to digital, fine art, directorial, narrative, documentary, political, social justice, identity, portrait, landscape, still life, mixed media incorporating photography, photographic installations, and digital imaging and collage. Selected artists will have their work exhibited in CPW’s gallery in late fall of 2018.

Purchase Prize: One print by a photographer from the exhibition will be chosen and purchased for CPW’s Permanent Print Collection, held at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, and CPW. CPW’s Collection holds over 1,750 works of art by such program artists as Larry Fink, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Robert Heinecken, David Maisel, Mary Ellen Mark, Lilo Raymond, Steven Shore, Xaviera Simmons, and many more!

Fees: Students and Seniors: $35 for up to 6 images, General Entry: $50 for up to 6 images.

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29
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Praxis Gallery: Empty Places: Abandoned Spaces

Empty Places: Abandoned Spaces
Deadline: January 29

Praxis Gallery
Minneapolis, MN

Juror: Ross Anderson

Through the visual representation of abandoned spaces, artifacts of history are at once fresh and new, ancient and decayed. The past continues to live in these forsaken, ruined, or empty spaces and we ask— Who were the people who lived and worked here? What were their lives like? What were their stories? What happened to them in these spaces?

Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that explores the visual and social significance of abandoned space - where derelict factories, churches, private houses or other empty places serve as the basis for creative investigation. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

Fees: $35 up to 5 images, $5 for each additional image.

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Jan
28
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The Passporte Salon: Food

Food
Deadline: January 28

ThePassporte.com
Online

Juror: Dan Burkholder

Traditionally an exhibition of works of art by living artists, The Passporte Salon is an opportunity for photographers to showcase single images, enabling them to build an audience and dialogue around their work. Photographers are expected to submit a single image on the theme. For this call for entry on the theme of "Food," we seek photographs that incorporate themes of food as a subject in itself, or as a key element of the image. We are particularly interested in exploring the experience of food in people’s daily lives. 

Fees: FREE

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Jan
26
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The Light Factory: 10th Juried Annuale

10th Juried Annuale
Deadline: January 26

The Light Factory
Charlotte, NC

Juror: Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman

The Light Factory (NC), International Call for Entries: The Light Factory 10th Juried Annuale

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The Light Factory (NC), International Call for Entries: The Light Factory 10th Juried Annuale

Deadline: January 26th, 2018

The Light Factory is pleased to announce its Tenth Juried Annuale, an international photography competition that will showcase challenging and inventive new work from photographers and artists throughout the international photographic community. From traditional to digital, still and moving, all photographic techniques and approaches are welcome. This can include works that stretch the boundaries of the assumed definitions of photographic-based media. The exhibition will consist of 4-6 photographers, each of whom will be represented by 5-7 images (size permitting).

Fees: $36

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Jan
25
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East Tennessee State University: Positive/Negative

Positive/Negative
Deadline: January 25

East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN

Juror: Margaret Winslow, Curator Delaware Museum of Art

The Positive/Negative is a national juried art exhibition, organized yearly since 1985, to provide the regional community of Appalachia in Northeastern Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and nearby states, access to dynamic contemporary art practices that explore current directions in visual art. For more than 30 years, the Positive/Negative exhibitions serve as platform for dialogue to promote diversity, creative excellence and critical thinking within the academic and local communities. 

All 2D, 3D and video/sound art are eligible. Open to US artists 18 years and older. There is no theme for the call for submission, Juror will select participating artists, curate the exhibition and award Best of Show and Honorable Mention. Up to $1,000 in cash prizes with exhibition opportunities. Juror's decision is final. Artists will be notified by email on or before February 5, 2018. All accepted entries muse be received by February 22, 2018. 

Fees: $36

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Jan
23
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Barnard College of Columbia University Journal of Art Criticism: Surface Tension

Barnard College of Columbia University Journal of At Criticism
Deadline: January 23

For our third edition, the Journal of Art Criticism at Barnard seeks submissions of art and art criticism, particularly work that conceptualizes surfaces—material as surface, skin as material, the tactility of surfaces, bodily sensations evoked through surfaces, and surfaces as screens or as tools for masking. The following prompt may guide submissions, though other topics within contemporary art may also be addressed.

In a sociopolitical context that is fraught with tensions both visible and invisible, surfaces play an important role in evoking (or masking) such frictions. The aesthetics and politics of artists’ chosen materials lend layers of meaning to the works they construct. Materials can recall corporeal containers and bodily experiences, or explore relationships between art and objects, a work’s life cycle, a material’s history and objecthood.

In her 2014 publication, Surface: Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality, and Media, Giuliana Bruno argues that materiality is centered in the relations between substances rather than the materials in isolation. Felix Ensslin and Charlotte Klink’s Aesthetics of the Flesh also posits that skin-like surfaces transcend their material conditions toward more spiritual embodiments. Additionally, Petra Lange-Berndt writes on the ways in which “materials obstruct, disrupt, or interfere with social norms, emerging as impure formations and messy, unstable substances.”

What role do surfaces play in a work of art? What tensions arise when one can or cannot touch a work of art? How might internal identities and lived experiences be embodied externally, through tactile materials? How do abstracted representations express what it is like to live in certain bodies? How do artists reveal things that are hidden by surfaces? What is at stake when artists make things that are (in)tangible, or evoke physical sensations? Why do we need the physical?

Fees: FREE

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Jan
22
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Fort Wayne Museum of Art: The National

The National
Deadline: January 22

Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Fort Wayne, IN

The National is an invitational and juried exhibition, anchored by invited artists Alan Bur Johnson, Jessica Todd Harper, Michelle Andonian, and Natalie Christensen. The exhibit will be augmented by the work of dozens more photography standouts from across the country selected for the show by jury. This exhibition, similar in prestige and quality to the FWMoA Contemporary Realism Biennial, will showcase the finest photography created or exhibited in the nation. 

 

Prizes:
FIRST: Museum Purchase Award plus a solo exhibition at the Museum in the coming year. 
SECOND: Museum Purchase Award
AND: Four Juror's Merit Awards for $1,000 each. Juror's Merit Awards will be chosen by the invited artists, awarded to 4 juried artists. 

Fees: $55 for up to 5 images

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Jan
22
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I-Park Foundation Residency Program

I-Park Foundation Residency
Deadline: January 22

I-Park Foundation, Inc.
East Haddam, CT

Residencies are offered from May to December. The typical residency lasts four weeks and includes six artists, all of whom arrive and depart at the same time, ensuring a deeply shared experience. Residents are given a private bedroom in a renovated 1840s farmhouse, a private studio, and chef-prepared dinners four nights a week.

Shared amenities include a communal kitchen, common area, library, wireless internet, and a workshop outfitted with tools, materials, equipment and an electric kiln. The music studios are equipped with pianos, digital keyboards, hardware for recording, sequencing and sound manipulation, and a collection of percussion and obscure instruments.

The residency is self-directed and non-judgmental. You decide what you’re going to work on and when. I-Park’s resourceful staff is devoted to providing each artist with a fulfilling, productive and comfortable residency experience. We welcome ambitious installation projects on the I-Park grounds, and will furnish materials, equipment and labor for approved projects.

Each residency concludes with an Open Studios event, in which members of the public are invited to meet the artists, experience their work and explore the I-Park grounds.

Fees: $35

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Jan
16
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Maryland Federation of Art: 39th Annual Art on Paper

39th Annual Art on Paper
Deadline: January 16

Maryland Federation of Art
Annapolis, MD

Juror: Mary Lee Corlett, Curatorial Assistant of American and Modern Prints and Drawings, National Gallery

Any original 2-D or 3-D work created on or of paper, including collage, artist book, origami, printmaking, painting, sculpture, and more, will be considered. A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered. Works may not exceed 72 inches in width, height or depth, including the frame, unless otherwise specified for a particular exhibit. Works selected will be on exhibit in the MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland from March 29th – April 28th, 2018.

Fees: Non-Members: $35 for up to 2 images, $5 for each additional image. Members: $20 for up to 2 images, $5 for each additional image.

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Jan
16
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The Center for Photography at Woodstock Artist-in-Residence

The Center for Photography at Woodstock
Deadline: January 16

WOODSTOCK AIR  is a residency program supporting a dialogue around diversity, race, identity and beyond, for US-based artists and critics/scholars/curators working in photography.

WOODSTOCK AIR provides access to facilities, and financial, critical, and technical support. The drive for this program is to free the residents from the busy routines and demands of everyday life – and to provide a sanctuary for creativity. Each year CPW offers seven residencies for artists and one residency for a curator/critic. Residencies are four weeks in duration, with the possibility of two additional weeks, and can occur from May through September. Additional, partially supported residencies may be available throughout the rest of the year, pending funding.

There are  generally  two residencies  per month, May through September. Residents are provided with workspace, critical and technical support, housing, stipends for food and travel, and honoraria. Residents working in photography and related media are invited to embark on new work, continue work on existing projects, and/or contemplate their artistic and/or scholarly goals. Residents have 24-hour access to CPW’s workspace facilities.

The Critical Studies Residency invites critics/scholars/curators to take advantage of the solitude of Woodstock and utilize their time completing scholarly research in the photographic arts (contemporary or historic) with the goal of publication or exhibition. CPW’s library, archives, and collection are available as tools for research.

Fees: $15

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Jan
16
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Center for Creative Photography Gary Metz Fellowship

Gary Metz Fellowship
Deadline: January 16

Center for Creative Photography
Tucson, AZ

Awards up to $2,500 to an individual engaged in researching and writing about photographic theory relating to the imagery and its impact on individuals and societies; and/or our relationship to images and the reasons that drive their creation.

Qualifications: Advanced scholars and researchers from any discipline are encouraged to apply. Pre-doctoral applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for the doctoral degree and must be engaged in dissertation research.

Application process: Please send the following documents

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae of no more than four pages
  3. 500-1,000 word statement detailing your research interests and project and how they will be advanced by study of the Center’s archives and print collection

Selection is based on the quality of the proposed research and its relationship to the Center’s collections. Decisions will be announced by email on or before February 28th, 2018. Residencies must be scheduled with the Volkerding Study Center staff. Fellowship recipients and their research projects will be announced in the Center’s publicity.

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