The Fountainhead Arts Fellowship is a joint project of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, the Department of Painting + Printmaking, the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media, the Department of Craft/Material Studies, and Fountainhead Development Services. The residency is sited in a newly renovated complex built to eco-friendly, EarthCraft standards. This mixed-use community includes artists’ studios, apartments, a café, an outdoor swimming pool, a dog park and other amenities in addition to being near campus.
- 24-hour access to a private approximately 300 square foot studio
- Furnished apartment
- $15,000 stipend
- Part-time teaching experience at VCU
- Exhibition in Richmond
The EAiR program supports artists who are making a transition in their professional lives. Whether moving from academia to a professional studio practice, taking up a new medium, or beginning a new body of work, artists find this independent residency ideal for contemplation, research, and experimentation. The program provides artists with a place and the time to develop an idea or project in glass, with the potential for realizing a new body of work.
The residency requires a project proposal and supports kilnworking, coldworking, printmaking, and use of mixed media but not hot glassworking. The EAiR program is an independent artist’s residency, so no instruction is available and some glassmaking experience is required.
Residents have access to many Pilchuck studios, including the glass-plate printmaking (vitreography) studio; plaster studio; fusing, slumping, and casting kilns; flameworking torch; and coldworking equipment. No hot glassworking is available.
The residency requires full-time participation by six artists. Residents should expect to partake in communal studio clean-ups and be available to visitors during the Auction Tour, among other activities.
Included in the residency award is a stipend of US$1,000 per artist, open studio space, shared cooking facilities, and a private room in a cottage with shared bath. Materials, instruction, food, and travel reimbursement are not provided.
2014 EAiR APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY 15, 2014
ELCT does not make grants:
- To institutions, organizations, group endeavors
- For scholarships, research, or vocational training
- To artists, writers, or film makers soliciting support for artistic works, writing or publication of a book, or the production of a film, unless such ends are secondary to a project that meets purposes the trustees do support
The ELCT, a tax-exempt organization, supports persons with charitable, religious, artistic, educational, and scientific projects that promote the good of others. Within this general guideline, the trustees strive to carry out Dr. Cabot’s original intent by giving paramount consideration in their evaluation of an application for a grant to the applicant’s demonstration of how the proposed grant will be essential to the applicant’s own growth and development. Important as the proposed project’s value to others and the probability of success may be, it is the impact of a proposed project on the individual carrying it out that the trustees consider most important in deciding which applicants to support.
While there is no formal limit on the size of an individual grant, the trustees expect grants to be in the range of $15,000 per applicant, and do not anticipate granting any individual support in excess of $25,000. The ELCT does not grant renewals or follow-up grants.
The trustees meet every six months and grants are usually voted in May and December. The approximate deadlines for completed applications are, respectively, February 28 and September 30. The preliminary letter describing your proposed project must be received well before those dates. If the trustees are interested in your project, you will be asked to submit a formal application. An application form will be sent to you with details about proposal requirements. If a proposal is received too late for consideration at a particular meeting, it may, if you request, be carried over to the next one.
All work must be the result of independent effort. Work must not be the product of an instructional setting in which another artist has provided guidance and/or suggestions. The work must be an original design.
Works that have been created through the combined creative efforts of more than one person are eligible for Quilt National. Artists who are members of a creative team of three or more may also enter as many as three additional works that they themselves have created.
The work submitted must possess the basic structural characteristics of a quilt; be an original design of the entrant; have been completed after September 2012; measure no more than 100 inches or 254 cm. in either direction.
The works in a Quilt National exhibit display a reverence for the lessons taught by the makers of the heritage quilts. Many of the works hold fast to the traditional methods of piecing and patching. At the same time, however, the Quilt National artist is intrigued by the challenge of expanding the boundaries of traditional quiltmaking by utilizing the newest materials and technologies. These innovative works generate strong emotional responses in the viewer while at the same time fulfilling the creative need of the artist to make a totally individual statement. Over $6000 in prizes will be awarded.
September 12, 2014
We seek apprentices who at the least have a basic background in ceramics. We do not expect you to know about tiles and/or mosaics. Most of our applicants are undergraduate and graduate level Fine Art majors in ceramics.
A unique collaboration between ceramists and an active Arts & Crafts working history museum, the apprenticeship program of the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works is offered twice yearly with each session limited to three participants. Apprentices work 24 hrs per week in exchange for an hourly wage. Participants learn various forming and reproduction techniques including tile/mosaic making, moldwork, glaze application, sagger firing for controlled smoking of clay, and concrete installation.
Apprentices have an opportunity to produce works using the standard materials and tools of the pottery. They are exposed to a turn of the century knowledge based on the Arts & Crafts philosophy and aesthetics adhered to by the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works. It is hoped that these factors influence the artwork produced by the apprentices.
Apprentices are provided with limited studio space in the Pottery, which is accessible to them between the hours of 5 a.m. and midnight, seven days a week. In addition, they receive free materials, use of tools, technical advice, and biweekly pay based on the work produced under the Pottery’s direction.
June 2 – Aug 9
Deadline – April 01, 2014
Sept 8 – Nov 15
Deadline – July 1, 2014
Eligibility is restricted to clay artists residing the United States
- who are currently pursuing a BA or BFA in ceramics at an accredited US institution, or
- who have completed undergraduate academic training in the last year (prior to the application deadline of April 18), or
- who are currently enrolled in a graduate level ceramics program at an accredited US institution, or
- who have completed a university equivalent training or education in ceramics (including apprenticeships) in the last year (prior to the application deadline of April 18).
We are pleased to announce the Warren MacKenzie Advancement Award, which provides emerging ceramic artists/students with an opportunity to continue their ceramic research and education for a period of up to twelve consecutive months within a grant year, further expanding their professional development. During the grant year, the recipients can research a new technique or process, study with a mentor or in an apprenticeship setting, travel to other ceramic art centers or institutions for classes and workshops, collaborate with artists of another media, and travel. Capital equipment purchases are not eligible.
Between one and three cash awards will be made in 2014, up to $4,000 each, for projects taking place between May 1, 2014, and April 30, 2015.
deadline is 5:00 pm CST on April 18, 2014.