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Touchstone Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists (2015-2017) Open Call for Applications

Photo courtesy of Touchstone.

Photo courtesy of Touchstone.

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Applications due March 30, 2015. Get the application here.

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What is a Touchstone Foundation Emerging Artists Fellow?
The Fellowship for Emerging Artists is a project of the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts. Artists living in the DC capital region are eligible to apply if they have not to date been represented by a commercial gallery in the previous 10 years. The Fellowship is awarded based on artistic merit and the ability of the fellow to benefit by association with the Touchstone Gallery.

Founded in 1976, Touchstone Gallery is an artist-owned commercial gallery located in the heart of downtown DC at 901 New York Avenue NW. The Gallery created the independent Touchstone Foundation for the Arts (TFA) in 2012 in order to expand a commitment to community involvement.

TFA Fellows become full members of Touchstone Gallery for two years, culminating in a solo show at the end of this period. The expenses of membership and of the show are paid by the Foundation. The fellowship includes all benefits of gallery membership, e.g. exhibition of at least one piece of artwork in monthly gallery group shows and in the annual Extended Member Show; representation on Touchstone Gallery’s web site and maintenance of a promotional notebook in the gallery; mentoring by Touchstone members on the business of being an artist.

Who is Eligible to Apply?
TFA encourages all interested artists in the Washington DC metro area who have not been represented by a commercial gallery in the last 10 years to apply for this two-year Fellowship.

Application Process:
All applicants must be submitted by email [email protected] a mailed CD on or before the stipulated deadline above. The application package includes the items listed below. Detailed instructions are available at: http://touchstonefoundationdc.org/how-to-apply/

Selection Process:
Applications will be reviewed by the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts Board of Directors in April, 2015. A small group of finalists will be asked to submit actual artwork and to be interviewed. In May 2015, one or more applicants will be awarded a Touchstone Foundation Fellowship for 2015-2017, to begin in June, 2015.

For questions about the TFA Artists Fellowship, feel free to [email protected] call Ksenia Grishkova, the TFA Director, at 202-347-2787.

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