Call for Applications: SFAI Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship — Deadline: September 30, 2016

by Admin on 08/04/2016

Call for applications
Application Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016
Electronic Submissions Only:

Fellowship Dates: August 28–December 8, 2017

SFAI is currently seeking applications for the Fall 2017 Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship. Established in 1998 by the generosity of the family of painter Richard Diebenkorn—both an alumnus and longtime faculty member of SFAI—the Fellowship provides an opportunity for artists to teach at SFAI and have sufficient time and financial support to sustain their practice. Through its semester-long structure, the Fellowship not only offers each participating artist an invaluable opportunity to further their own practice, it also leaves a deep, lasting impression on SFAI’s students. This year’s Fellowship is open only to artists who reside in the Bay Area. Artists must apply by the deadline of Friday, September 30, 2016. Please see details below about important dates, application fees, eligibility, and process.
The Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow will receive $25,000 in compensation to teach two courses in the Fall 2017 semester, give a public lecture in the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series, and engage with the SFAI community through individual student critiques, academic programs, and activities. This prestigious award has been given to eighteen artists since 1998, including Brad Brown, Shaun O’Dell, Iona Rozeal Brown, Josephine Taylor, Monica Majoli, Polly Apfelbaum, and Liam Everett.
Applications are sought from early to mid-career artists who have an established body of work and exemplary exhibition record in the media of painting and drawing. Applicants must reside within the Bay Area. (In alternate years, the Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship is awarded to United States residents outside of the Bay Area.) The review committee will consider the applicant’s experience, their appropriateness to the SFAI community, and the quality of work and written statements.
Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Applications must include a letter of interest and artist statement, 10 images, CV, and contact information for three references.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2016
Application Fee: $25
Fellow Announced: October 28, 2016
Fellowship Dates: August 28–December 8, 2017
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