Overview

Emerging Artist Fellows are thriving early-career artists. They demonstrate not only a superior level of mastery in their craft, but also the aptitude to become successful professionals leading well-managed creative enterprises. Two fellows will be selected by an independent committee comprised of master-level artists and arts leaders from across the state of West Virginia.

Tamarack Foundation for the Arts Emerging Artist Fellowship

The application process for the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts Emerging Artist Fellowship Program is now open. We’re looking for artists who wish to be engaged leaders promoting the importance of the arts locally and throughout the state.

June 14, 2019     Deadline for application

Nomination Process

You can self-nominate or have your college professor, mentor, colleague, or other individual nominate you based on your work in the arts. Fellows will be evaluated based upon the level of mastery they have achieved in their creative practice as well as their aptitude and/or desire to achieve professional success. The final selections will be made by the Foundation’s independent Fellowships Committee, comprised of master-level artists and arts leaders from across the Mountain State.

Qualifications

The Emerging Artist Fellowship is open to any West Virginia artist who meet the following qualifications:

    • A West Virginia resident who is 18 years or older.
    • Prepared to commit time to technical training and education.
    • Prepared to create and present artwork needed for an exhibition at an arts institution based in West Virginia.

Benefits

Emerging Artist Fellows receive…

  • Training and mentorship to prepare for the successful development and launch of their creative business on topics such as integrating into local and regional markets, business model and branding, and industry-specific consultations.
  • An exhibition at a West Virginia-based arts institution.
  • Promotion and visibility through the foundation, including public relations and marketing campaigns devoted to the fellows as a group as well as each individual fellow
  • Promotion and visibility through the foundation website via the WV Creative Network, foundation blog and on the Emerging Artist Fellows web page.
  • Access to the network of Emerging Artist Fellow peers.
  • Certification of the Emerging Artist Fellowship program.
  • An award of $1,000
  • Reimbursement of expenses for travel, lodging plus materials and supplies for exhibition (limited to $1,500).

Nominators receive:

  • Name recognition as part of the concerted public relations and marketing campaigns to promote the fellows
  • Name recognition on site during the selected fellow’s creative residency and exhibition
  • Name recognition on the foundation Emerging Artist Fellows website page for the duration of the partnership and name recognition + link on the website blog

Questions

Please direct questions to the foundation’s Executive Director Renee Margocee at renee@tamarackfoundation.org.

 

The Tamarack Foundation for the Arts thanks the BB&T West Virginia Foundation and 78 Degrees West, Inc. for their generous support of the Emerging Artist Fellowship program.