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Artists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan with a demonstrated interest and experience in public art and/or social practice art can apply for this residency program by invitation. The ability to communicate in English is required. Applicants are required to submit a CV and work samples as well as to complete an application form focusing on questions about their experience, why they want to participate, what they want to learn, and how they will use this new information. Students are not eligible to apply.
Participants will be chosen on a competitive basis by CEC ArtsLink in consultation with a selection committee of international arts specialists. Finalists will participate in interviews by Skype. Preference will be given to applicants without prior experience in the US.
CEC ArtsLink will accept applications from contemporary artists, curators, and arts leaders with a demonstrated interest and experience in public art and/or social practice. Applicants must be citizens of one of the eligible countries. If you are living outside the region temporarily, please contact our staff to discuss your eligibility. Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of English.
Undergraduate students, non-professionals and research scholars are not eligible. Arts leaders/curators must be affiliated with an arts organization in the non-commercial sector or work as individual freelance arts professionals.
All Art Prospect Fellowship applications will be evaluated by an independent review panel comprised of arts professionals based on the following criteria:
The selection process is competitive and applicants should anticipate a highly rigorous review of their work. Applicants are advised to submit recent quality work samples. Please follow carefully the instructions for submitting work samples below. Applicants should make sure their work is properly labeled and that all work samples are fully and succinctly described. Applications that are missing any of the required materials will not be considered.
A completed Art Prospect Fellowship online application form.
The most recent CV or résumé (only one-page PDF file) that lists your professional accomplishments in reverse chronological order starting from the most recent one. Only one-page documents will be submitted for panel review.
If you are applying as an arts leader / curator submit a one-page PDF file with description of your organization, or the organizations you work for independently in English. Include information about staff size and resources.
Incomplete applications cannot be considered.
Applicants are advised to submit recent good quality work samples. Please follow carefully the instructions for submitted work samples in the application. Applicants should make sure their work is properly labeled and that all work samples are fully and succinctly described. Applications that do not include all required materials will not be considered.
You are required to submit work samples, which are a critical part of your application. Because of the limited time available for the review panel, you are encouraged to prepare a well-organized presentation that exhibits your work in the best possible way.
Work samples should be recent (no more than 5 years old), preferably of work that is technically or conceptually relevant to your current work. Work samples in a language other than English must be accompanied by a synopsis or translation.
You can upload your work samples when you complete the online application form. Please include the following information about each sample: title, date, medium, dimensions/duration, your role and short description (no more than 4 sentences).
List the work samples in the order in which you would like to have them viewed. For large files, please, use Internet services capable to transfer large-sized data, like Dropbox or WeTransfer. You also may submit links to your video or audio files on YouTube, Soundcloud or Vimeo. If you use Dropbox or WeTransfer to send a large file, please provide an external link accompanied by the file’s description. Samples submitted without proper descriptions will be subject to rejection.
Please label your materials with your full name identical to how it appears on your application.
Up to 10 images in JPEG format.
Two different 3-5 minute video/audio samples.
One copy of an entire or excerpted original manuscript in English translation, not to exceed twenty pages for prose or ten pages for poetry. Any pages submitted over the limit will not be reviewed. One sample publication may also be submitted in electronic format but is not mandatory.
For arts leaders and curators
Please submit digitized examples of published, professional writing or documentation of your work as an arts professional. You may also submit digitized items of descriptive literature about the organization(s) you represent (pdf documents of catalogues, brochures, press materials, etc.) All work samples should be accompanied by a description of the materials presented and your involvement in their content development, design and/or distribution (i.e. manager of the program, designer or developer of brochure, general organizational information). Work samples in a language other than English should be accompanied by an English synopsis or translation.
Selected Art Prospect Fellows will travel to the US in summer to participate in an intensive ten-day educational study visit.
CEC ArtsLink will cover all travel related expenses for Art Prospect Fellows, including US visa, international travel, accommodation, meals, local transportation, and health insurance.
At the conclusion of the Fellowship, each Fellow will be required to submit a brief report that discusses the experience, research and their impact on his or her professional development.
Art Prospect Fellowship applicants will be notified of the review panel’s decision by the end of March.
Applicants must be citizens of one of the following countries:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan