CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:
Summer Institute for Visual Arts 2014 Visiting Artist Fellowships
The Summer Institute for Visual Arts at Drury University is currently seeking applications for Summer 2014 Visiting Artist Fellowships.
Established in 2007, the Summer Institute for Visual Arts (SIVA) at Drury University is dedicated to advanced research and practice in the field of contemporary visual arts. Each summer, SIVA offers a low-residency Master of Arts in Studio Art and Theory (MART) program for emerging and aspiring artists and, starting in 2014, four Visiting Artist Fellowships to internationally recognized artists.
Each Visiting Artist Fellowship lasts for five weeks during which time the recipients serve as mentors in the MART program with sufficient time and financial support to develop their own work. SIVA supports innovation and cross-disciplinary activity and encourages Visiting Artists to utilize the resources of the university to inform and support their artistic pursuits. Visiting Artist Fellows are responsible for a Visiting Artist Studio offered to the second and third year cohorts of MART students and are expected to play an active role in the Summer Institute through program-wide studio visits, workshops, reviews and lectures.
Applications are sought from internationally exhibiting artists who have an established body of work and exemplary professional record. An MFA or equivalent, teaching experience and a growing record of exhibitions and/or other activities is required. Preference will be given to candidates possessing knowledge and interest in historical and contemporary art issues across disciplines. The review committee will consider the applicant’s experience and his or her appropriateness to the Summer Institute of Visual Arts mission and curriculum, as well as quality of work and written statements.
Each Summer Institute of Visual Arts Visiting Artist Fellow receives $4500.00 USD in compensation to manage a 5-week Visiting Artist Studio course (Monday-Thursday, 1-5pm), offer a one-day technical workshop and give a public lecture. Fellows additionally receive on-campus housing and a private studio in the Warmack Faculty Studios building. Fellows are expected to be in residence full-time.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants must submit a letter of interest, artist and/or teaching statement, CV, portfolio images or website (including examples of student work if possible) and the names and addresses (postal and email) of three references to the address below.
Applications must be received by January 12, 2014.
Four fellowships will be awarded, two for Summer Session I (June 2 – July 3, 2014) and two for Summer Session II (July 2 – August 8, 2014). Please indicate if you have preferred dates (Summer Session I or II) for your Fellowship.
All application items should be sent to:
Graduate Programs Office
900 North Benton Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802
Alternatively, you can upload your materials to http://www.dropbox.com and share them with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructions for a Dropbox submission
• Set up a free account with username and password
• Upload your materials
• Label your folder with your last and first name (“Smith, Jane”)
• Click the “share” link to share the materials with email@example.com
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.