2017-2018 ArtBridge Fellowship
In partnership with METHOD Gallery and Chihuly Garden and Glass, Pratt Fine Arts Center is pleased to offer the ArtBridge Fellowship, an award that provides a variety of educational resources, professional development opportunities, and Pratt studio access to an emerging artist in Washington State. The ArtBridge Fellowship supports the creation of new work and equips the artist with the tools to advance to the next level in his/her professional journey.
Fellowship Award: Over the duration of the award year, which runs September 1, 2017 through August
31, 2018, the ArtBridge Fellowship includes:
• $1,500 credit at Pratt Fine Arts Center to apply towards class/workshop registrations and related supply fees, and studio/equipment access fees *
• Master level membership at Pratt Fine Arts Center
• $1,000 materials stipend paid directly to the artist
• $300 reimbursement for professional photography services
• Yearlong mentorship and guidance from METHOD Gallery in preparation for a culminating solo exhibition
• An exhibit at METHOD Gallery in late summer/early fall of 2018
Furthermore, all partners will make every possible effort to promote the recipient’s work and ensure maximum public exposure throughout the experience.
About the Artist Trust EDGE Program: The EDGE Professional Development Program is a comprehensive survey of professional arts practices offered through a hands-on, interactive curriculum that includes instruction by professionals in the field, specialized presentations, panel discussions and assignments. The EDGE Program provides artists with the relevant and necessary entrepreneurial skills to achieve their personal career goals and the opportunity to build community through peer support and exchange.
About METHOD Gallery:
The mission of METHOD is to foster and exhibit sculpture and installation that regards process, material, and concept, while engaging the gallery space. METHOD is a non-profit gallery, fiscally
sponsored by Shunpike, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths in sustainable success. www.METHODgallery.com
Eligibility: The ArtBridge Fellowship is open to emerging visual artists, aged 18 years and older, who currently reside in Washington State. Board, advisory board, and staff members of any of the partner organizations, as well as Pratt instructors, are not eligible to apply.
Application Evaluation: Applications will be reviewed by a committee of representatives from all presenting organizations and will include artists and arts professionals. The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who demonstrates exceptional promise, and whose past work and exhibition activities show strong potential and dedication to a career in art. The recipient’s proposal will clearly articulate the anticipated educational impact of the award, including a specific project to be pursued using Pratt’s facilities during the Fellowship year. Applicants should also clearly describe how their award year might translate into an exhibition at METHOD Gallery.
1. Fellowship proposal (3 pages maximum), explaining:
a. What you intend to explore or accomplish during your fellowship year, including but not limited to:
i. Specific project proposal(s)
ii. Skills and/or techniques you plan to explore or develop
iii. Classes/workshops you plan to take, or other educational resources you plan to pursue
iv. An overview of how you will take advantage of the exhibition and mentorship opportunities at METHOD Gallery or an exhibition proposal
b. How your proposed fellowship project(s) relates to your previous work and artistic practice
c. What are your professional artistic and development goals
d. What you hope to learn and how you plan to benefit from the Artist Trust EDGE Program? If you have already completed the EDGE program, what professional development training would you propose instead and why?
2. Six (6) JPEG images of current work - JPEGS should be formatted to 7 inches on the longest side, with minimum resolution of 180dpi, and file size no larger than 2MB each. Label your JPEGS with your last name, title of piece, and numbered order for viewing.**
3. Numbered image list that includes the following information for each piece:
b. Dimensions c. Medium
d. Year of completion
e. Photo credit (if necessary)
4. Current resume or curriculum vitae
5. Completed online application form
DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JUNE 5, 2017.
A winner will be announced in July, and award year begins September 1, 2017.
TO APPLY, visit www.pratt.org/scholarships
For questions or assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
* Successful completion of a studio orientation and access test are required to use Pratt’s facilities independently.
** Please note that Pratt may use your submitted images in marketing materials to promote the scholarship.