[New deadline: October 19, 2018 at midnight.]
The RISD Museum is inviting local artists and designers, working in any medium, to apply for the 2019 artist fellowship. One selected artist will receive a stipend of $10,000, professional-development support, and the opportunity to work closely with the collections and staff members to realize a proposed project rooted in object-based research. Applicants must be local, meaning Providence is their closest big city. They must have resided in this area for at least one year prior to the application deadline. Application deadline is September 21. For details on the application process and FAQ, go here.
The artist fellow will have the opportunity to explore new ideas and ways of working that challenge conventional methodologies. The fellow will investigate Museum collections, with support and mentorship from curatorial staff, conservators, and educators, and engage in research that benefits their personal practice and delves deeply into ideas, materials, and processes.
. . . To expand their knowledge and art-making skills, the fellow will have access to a range of resources at RISD, including support from Museum staff and access to RISD faculty, technicians, and libraries. The fellow may audit select RISD Graduate Studies courses. In collaboration with Museum staff, the fellow will share their work with the public through talks, demonstrations, performances, publications, or other formats.
Past fellows include: Printmaker, comics artist, and educator Walker Mettling; and, in 2016, artists Xander Marro and James P. Falzone.
Application deadline: September 21, 2018, midnight.