[OregonArts] Ford Family Foundation Announces Call for Hallie Ford Fellowships: Apply only via CaFE by April 20, 2010
D'Arcy, Christine T
christine.t.darcy at biz.state.or.us
Wed Mar 17 11:15:10 PST 2010
CALL FOR ARTISTS: CaFE (Call for Entry)
Call Name: Hallie Ford Fellowship, The Ford Family Foundation
Call URL: http://www.tfff.org
Call Access: http://www.callforentry.org
Contact Email: fellowships at tfff.org<mailto:fellowships at tfff.org>
Contact Phone: (503) 823-2929 Voice Mail line for Fellowship questions only
The Ford Family Foundation, headquartered in Roseburg, Oregon, invites artists who have resided in Oregon for no less than 36 months and are currently a legal resident of the state to submit qualifications for consideration for a Hallie Ford Fellowship. The deadline for submission is 10:59 PM (Pacific Daylight Time) Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Applications will only be accepted by artists through the CaFE system (www.callforentry.org<http://www.callforentry.org> ) who meet the eligibility requirements as outlined below. Artists who have not previously established a profile on CaFE must register before applying. Directions for doing so are available under First Time Users Register Here or at www.tfff.org<http://www.tfff.org> . Late applications cannot be accepted and incomplete applications cannot be reviewed.
The Ford Family Foundation Board established a new Visual Arts Program to recognize the interests and legacy in the visual arts of one of its co-founders, Hallie E. Ford (1905-2007). Mrs. Ford strongly believed others should have the opportunity to realize and fulfill their talents. The program's purpose is to accelerate an enhanced quality of artistic endeavor and bodies of work by Oregon's established visual artists, artists who are poised at pivotal points in their practice of art to make significant advancements; and to improve Oregon's visual arts ecology. In so doing, the Foundation hopes to raise the region's profile nationally and internationally as a thriving creative environment for the conceptualization and exchange of ideas and the arts.
Oregon's fine artists flourished during different periods of the State's history. In the 1930s artists were inspired by the sense of place and embraced regional subject matter. The 1940s-60s pivoted to the exploration of new developments in 20th Century modernism. Artists born and bred in Oregon were joined by artistic soul mates who gravitated to the State, maturing together in the 1970s and 1980s and creating impressive bodies of contemporary art. This program seeks to support and inspire Oregon's current fine and craft artists to reach to new heights in the conceptualization and creation of work that reflects and celebrates the beauty of the place with the diverse richness of contemporary regional art.
Program resources fund a number of educational and programmatic activities that reward Oregon visual artists of exemplary talent currently working in the region and visual arts organizations. Cornerstone of the program is the awarding of three Hallie Ford Fellowships, each in the amount of $25,000, specifically to Oregon visual artists who have demonstrated a depth of sophisticated exploration and have the potential for significant future accomplishment to support conceptualizing and creating new work. These professional "time outs" are often the catalyst for artists poised to take quantum leaps in the exploration and quality of their work.
Awardees will be encouraged to continue their association over time with the Foundation and with other Fellows, to create a supportive community among themselves that includes convenings for continuing opportunity to share experiences and to learn from one another's explorations. More detailed information on the Visual Arts Program, and the Fellowship program specifically (including an FAQ fact sheet), may be found at www.tfff.org<http://www.tfff.org> . If questions remain after thoroughly reading all program-related materials, please email: fellowships at tfff.org.
Application is open to any Oregon visual artist actively producing new work who meets the following criteria:
* be a practicing visual artist currently producing works of art in the fields of fine and contemporary art and craft;
* be a full-time resident of Oregon for at least 36 months prior to the application deadline; proof of evidence of residency will be required if awarded a fellowship;
* be 30 years of age or older at the time of application and remain a resident through the duration of the grant period;
* evidence, through appropriate documentation, seven (7) or more years of serious, active professional participation in his/her medium;
* not be enrolled in a degree-seeking program, either part-time or full-time at the time of application or during the successive grant period.
Visual Arts Medium: The Foundation recognizes that advancement is being made in a broad array of visual arts mediums and, therefore, does not want to be unnecessarily restrictive. The Foundation will accept applications from any visual arts medium with the exception of film, video and animation. However, the more classic disciplines will be emphasized in the early years of the Fellowships, in keeping with Mrs. Ford's interests and experiences.
The Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability or religion.
Required Application Materials
The application submission must include all of the information and materials described below. All materials must be submitted through CaFE (www.callforentry.org<http://www.callforentry.org> )
1. Artist's statement: In 2,000 or fewer characters and spaces, provide background that explains your focus, your approach and your intent.
2. Resume that outlines professional arts experience (i.e., exhibitions, commissions, teaching, etc.) and educational training and includes three professional references with name, affiliated organization, email address, telephone number and specifying your relationship to each. Professional/non-arts related resume/information is not relevant. Maximum 5 pages uploaded as a PDF only.
3. Exactly ten (10) images* of Past Work, including details. (Applicants may upload and save on the CaFE system more than ten images. However, only ten images should be selected to submit with this application.) One image per JPG is preferred; however if the work is a series, please indicate so and allowances will be made for one series among the 10 images. (Please do not embed label information into the JPG image. Please see later requirement for an image list.)
*If you do not have the required 10 images, save a blank image as a JPG file and add it to your image bank at www.callforentry./org/blankimage/blankimagejpg. This blank image may be used as many times as needed in order to provide the required number of images for the application.
4. Image list uploaded as a PDF that provides title, date completed, media, dimensions, and a brief description of the conceptual information.
5. Answers to questions as outlined later in this application, each response limited to 2,000 characters.
A jury of five arts professionals, representing a wide range of expertise and experience in the practice and/or curation of art and craft and fellowship selection processes, will rigorously review applications and recommend three finalists to the Foundation. The Foundation will confirm eligibility, compliance with award terms and reference checks before awarding the Fellowships. The panel roster will change from year to year; however some panelists may serve in consecutive years to maintain continuity. Each year panelists' names will be disclosed simultaneously with the announcement of the Fellowships. In the case of this inaugural year, that will be in June of 2010. Fellowship participation will be monitored at key milestones.
Fellows will be asked to:
* meet the eligibility requirements and to sign a fellowship agreement with the Foundation;
* demonstrate a sustained level of commitment to his/her medium by documenting a history of professional accomplishments;
* provide the Foundation with a report or be available for a studio visit mid-year and a final report at the conclusion of the Fellowship experience;
* share their experience with their peers, with emerging visual artists and/or the general community in one or more artist-directed activities, and
* participate, as available, in Fellows convenings, exhibitions and other related activities to engender a supportive community among fellow artists.
Questions: Where appropriate, response limit: 2,000 characters
* Residency: Yes/No
* Eligibility: Yes/No
* Resume: upload JPG
* How has your work evolved over the past 7-10 years?
* How would this Fellowship, at this time in your career, change or enhance your professional work?
* How would you use these funds?
* How is the opportunity for you consistent with the purposes for which this Fellowship was established?
* Image List: upload PDF
Mailing Address: Applications cannot be accepted by mail, nor is the Foundation in a position to return any such materials if mailed.
Accept Applications: March 17, 2010
Applications Deadline: April 20, 2010, 10:59 p.m. PDT
Jury Start: April 27, 2010
Announcement: June 15, 2010
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