RISD Artist Fellowship — Apply Now

Here’s a great opportunity for one artist or designer to expand his or her horizons with mentorships, museum access, and a little money to spend on new projects. The RISD Museum is soliciting applications for its Artist Fellowship program. Application deadline: October 7, 2019, 11:59 pm.

We invite local artists and designers working in any medium to apply for the 2020 artist fellowship. One selected artist will receive a stipend of $10,000, professional-development support, and the opportunity to work closely with our collections and staff members to realize a proposed project rooted in object-based research.

This year’s fellowship aligns with the 50th anniversary of the exhibition Raid the Icebox I with Andy Warhol, a landmark example of using the museum as a site for critical, creative production. We encourage this year’s applicants to develop an artist research project that questions dominant narratives and traditional practices.

In addition to the $10,000 stipend, each artist fellow will receive:

  • Access to research resources, including the RISD Museum collections and RISD Fleet Library
  • Opportunities for mentorship from RISD Museum and College faculty and staff
  • Ability to audit select RISD Graduate Studies courses
  • Artist-related professional development
  • Opportunities to share their creative process with RISD Museum audiences
  • Opportunity to help shape the Museum’s approach to supporting artists in the future

Want to talk through your ideas before submitting? Drop in to office hours at the Museum on Wednesday, September 4, 12:30pm to 2pm and Saturday, September 21, 9:30am to11 am.

(Seen here is an homage to Warhol on a garage door somewhere on Harris Avenue by artist Carl Dimitri. This was a while ago and they may no longer be there.)

RISD Art Museum, 20 North Main Street, (directions)

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