Grants // Competitive Fellowships // Residencies
Grants & Competitive Fellowships for Artists and Designers, published by Career Development
Graduating MFA Student Fellowships
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Graduating MFA Student Fellowships Applications
Online applications for MICA fellowships will not go live until Spring.
- Walters Traveling Fellowship (Open to ALL Graduating MFA students)
- Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship
- St. Mary's College of Maryland - MICA - Artist House Teaching Fellow Residency
- MFA Fellowship Studio @ the Bromo Seltzer Tower (Open to Graduating MFA students)
For more information on each fellowship, past winners and proposals, and qualifications, visit the Graduate Competitive Fellowships page.
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Some familiar MICA graduate faces in this class of ten: Melani Douglass (Curatorial Practice '15), Jennifer Gray (Curatorial Practice '15), and Michelle Gomez (Curatorial Practice '14).
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Deadline: 3/1/15 // SOMA Summer in Mexico City
SOMA Summer introduces participants to the dynamic art scene of Mexico City through visits to museums, openings, and artists’ studios. Designed to promote intense creative work and open dialogue, the program is built around a series of seminars and workshops led by renowned Mexican and international artists. Participants meet weekly for individual critiques with a variety of artists and curators. Activities are designed to promote intense creative work and artistic dialogue.
SOMA is a space for reconsideration and reflection, where artists have the opportunity to critically analyze their work and to revisit their creative processes. SOMA facilities offer shared studio spaces. Although labs and workshops are not available, we do provide logistical support for producing work within Mexico City.
All program activities are in English.
Deadline: 1/14/15 // Faculty Position @ Emily Carr University of Art + Design
We invite applications for full-time, tenure track faculty positions commencing August 2015 in the following disciplines:
Assistant Professor - Sculpture
Closing date is January 14, 2015.
Assistant Professor - Studio Art
Closing date is January 16, 2015.
All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Emily Carr University of Art + Design is committed to employment equity.
Deadline: 1/15/15 // Call for Proposals: Witt Artist-in-Residence @ University of Michigan
Stamps School of Art & Design
University of Michigan
2000 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan is now accepting applications from both emerging and established artists/designers for the 2015–2016 Roman J. Witt Artist-in-Residence program. Awarding one residency per academic year, the program offers visiting artists/designers the opportunity to work at the school to develop a new work in collaboration with students and faculty.
Witt Residents receive an honorarium of 20,000 USD for 12 weeks in residence served over an academic year. There is flexibility in how the time in residence is apportioned. In addition to the honorarium, residents are provided with housing and studio space.
The School encourages applications from individuals as well as from creative teams. However, please be advised that the resources listed above are finite, including the travel budget. If teams apply, the expectation is that the award will be shared among its members.
A centerpiece of the residency is the open studio, a centrally located studio space where the resident carries out work collaboratively in a public domain. The residency is expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as a presentation that summarizes the process and work accomplished.
The deadline for applications is January 15, 2015.
Details and application instructions can be found here.
Job Opportunity: Sculptor @ National Park Service Mt Rushmore
Our temporary park ranger sculptor staff member demonstrates through stone media the art and techniques of modern sculpting to visitors and compares modern techniques with those employed by Gutzon Borglum in creating the Memorial. Demonstrations are done formally throughout the day, as well as during structured formal interpretive programs developed by the staff member. The park ranger sculptor performs research on sculpting techniques and those used by Borglum to prepare interpretive presentations and provide answers to visitor questions. The position also provides information about sculpture to other staff members for their own program development.
The park ranger sculptor will also open and close facilities; maintain supplies and brochures about the Memorial and surrounding attractions. Completes forms for lost and found, daily reports, and routine use logs; handles telephone inquiries, radio calls, and messages for information. Carries out elements of the Junior Ranger program, Assists with special events, and operates audiovisual equipment.
This position offers up to 6 months of work at the hourly rate of $15.15 an hour.
The website source for information on Mount Rushmore National Memorial is www.nps.gov/moru. We welcome further inquiries about the temporary park ranger sculptor position at Mount Rushmore.
For details, please contact Blaine Kortemeyer at (605) 574-3170 or via e-mail at Blaine_Kortemeyer@nps.gov.
Deadline: 1/20/15 // Faculty Positions @ USC Roski School of Art and Design
Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Design Practice
Full-time non-tenure track
Associate or Full Professor in Studio Art
Full-time tenure track
Roski School of Art and Design
University of Southern California
850 West 37th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089