Exciting new 9-month fellowship. Two spots available!
As a compliment and alternative to our established short-term residencies, Bethany Arts Community has identified the need and opportunity to support a longer-term residency or “fellowship”.
This fellowship is designed to offer financial support and a creative home to promising young and emerging artists who reflect the diversity of our community and artistic vision, as they transition into a professional career and creative practice. BAC will offer significant institutional and monetary support that will allow a pair of fellows to devote uninhibited energy toward developing their creative practice, establishing professional relationships both inside and out of BAC, and learning how to sustain a professional network as they build their careers.
Fellows will be placed in a community of their peers, artists representing a broad range of disciplines that participate in our spring and fall residency programs, along with the local studio artists and those presenting programs at BAC. Fellows will spend time in community with more than 50 individuals, building a significant network of exposure and relationships. In addition, Fellows will be invited to participate in curatorial planning for exhibits and educational programs and get a look into the process of soliciting and securing institutional funding, marketing, and publicity.
With this fellowship, Bethany strives to empower the voices of emerging artists in shaping their own careers and future programs at BAC.
· Dedicated, private 8’x13’ studio
· Accommodations and partial meals for up to six months
· Monthly stipend of $900
· Support for presentation of a culminating project at the conclusion of the Fellowship
· Paid teaching opportunities
· 10 hours per week supporting Bethany program development
· Support and interact with artists in residence
· Interest in community building and engagement, and presentation
· Potential to benefit from the fellowship
· Preference will be given to culturally diverse artists from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented groups. Recipients generally should be current or past Westchester residents, have a strong tie to Westchester, or an interest in serving the Westchester community, with demonstrated financial need.
· Artist Statement (describe artist’s creative process, career / artistic practice goals, and statement on how artist sees the fellowship helping achieve these goals)
· Plan (what does artist intend to work on and accomplish during the fellowship
· All applications will be reviewed by the Fellowship Selection Committee
· Applications may be submitted between December 20 and March 1, 2022
Fellowship begins in April 2022
This fellowship opportunity is made possible in part with the generous support of the Westchester Community Foundation, a division of The New York Community Foundation, through the Emily and Harold E. Valentine and Evelyn Gable Clark Scholarship Fund.