Apply Now! 2019 NewCourtland Artist Fellowship

2019 NewCourtland Artist Fellowship

Deadline: July 25

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), in partnership with NewCourtland is pleased to offer Philadelphia area artists the opportunity to participate in an exciting, community-based fellowship. Through the NewCourtland Artist Fellowship, visual artists will be selected to bring innovative and engaging art-making to Seniors in sites throughout Philadelphia. In the following application, artists are asked to develop an intergenerational project that brings NewCourtland's seniors together with student groups to create a meaningful experience and an exciting artistic project. The student groups can be elementary school, middle school. high school or college). Work created by residents and their school age partners during the Fellowship Program will be exhibited with the work of the artist fellows in a well publicized exhibition. Please note: unless a student group is named in the proposal, CFEVA will identify student partners. In some cases the projects can be implemented a without a student group partner.

Program Requirements

NEWCOURTLAND ARTIST FELLOWSHIP- CFEVA and NewCourtland are seeking the region’s visual artists to propose innovative, interactive art projects created for seniors affiliated with the NewCourtland Network and their inter generational partners. All projects will occur Fall 2019, Spring 2020 and Summer 2020. To apply for this fellowship, artists must submit a proposal that demonstrates the following: participating seniors will be engaged in the artistic process in a meaningful and significant way, the artwork created during this residency will be thoughtful, well executed, and professionally presented, the final artwork created in the program will be presented in a professional manner and is exhibition ready, the artist will understand the senior’s limitations and will address them in an innovative manner using inter generational partners and the artist will provide a working climate that will empower all participants.

Artists may apply with up to 3 separate projects.

Artist Compensation

In order for artists to create an experience and a product of the caliber we expect, we recognize that artists need to be sufficiently compensated for their time. Accepted artists will receive a fellowship award of $2,500 (to be paid in two $1,250 installments). Selected artists will be responsible for conducting ten 1.5 hour intergenerational workshops for NewCourtland residents (approximately 10) and their student partners (approximately 10). Artists will also be required to attend several preliminary and post-workshop meetings, one sensitivity training session, and participate in the exhibition in Fall 2020.

Artists will be separately compensated for purchasing all necessary art supplies and professionally presenting the artwork created in their program for the final exhibition. We require artists to submit a detailed budget outlining projected art supplies and presentation costs as part of this application. We encourage artists to be creative in their thinking and not to let potential cost deter creativity.

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For more information please contact Genevieve Coutroubis at (215) 546-7775 x11 or .

April 18
July 25, 2019
Philadelphia, PA