The Queens Museum is inviting applications for its third QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists in New York City.
Through the program, two visual artists will receive awards of $20,000 each, professional development consultations, and mentoring from QM staff members toward completion of a project. The fellowships will culminate in an exhibition at the Queens Museum in either the spring and fall of 2019. The duration of each fellowship is a year, culminating with the fellow’s exhibition.
The fellowship is open to emerging visual artists living in New York City. The Queens Museum defines an emerging artist as one who is at the dawn of his/ her public career and has completed his/ her studies but has not had a solo exhibition at an established commercial gallery or public institution or received a major grant. The category also includes artists who are well beyond their studies and have participated in group exhibitions but have not received extensive press or market recognition. They also may have exhibited their work in other countries on a limited basis but have not had major exhibition opportunities in the U.S. or in New York City (in particular).
To be eligible, applicants must be working in the visual arts in one or more media, including public art, participatory, and/or performance-based visual expression; and be a resident of New York City in any of its five borough who has resided in the city for at least a year prior to the application deadline. The winning artists also must agree to stay in New York City until the end of the twelve-month fellowship period: August 2018 to August 2019 or February 2019 to February 2020.
Artists may not be enrolled in a degree-seeking program (either part-time or full-time) at an institution of higher learning at the time of the application deadline or during the fellowship year.
The deadline for proposal submissions is July 16, 2018.
See the Queens Museum website for eligibility criteria and applications instructions.