Emerging Artist Fellowship

In 2022, Bethany Arts Community (BAC) identified the need and opportunity to support a longer-term fellowship specifically for emerging artists ages 21+. In 2024, BAC welcomes their Emerging Artist Fellowship, running in two cohorts from May 2 to September 2, 2024 and July 8 to November 8, 2024.

    This fellowship is designed to offer a creative home to emerging artists as they transition and deepen their professional careers and artistic practice. With provided support from BAC, Emerging Artist Fellows will be able to devote uninhibited energy towards creativity.  

   Emerging Artist Fellows will be in a community of artists and culture workers from a broad range of disciplines, including our Fall Multidisciplinary residents, local studio artists, BAC staff and board members, those presenting programs on campus and more! In addition, EA Fellows will be invited to participate in education and enrichment programs, curatorial planning, and peek into the “back-end” of art institutions. 

    Bethany Arts Community strives to empower the voices of emerging artists in shaping their own careers and future programs at BAC and beyond. 

    The Emerging Artist Fellowship cohorts run for about eighteen weeks each, May 2 to September 2, 2024 and July 8 to November 8, 2024. Artists are provided room & board, a private studio, and a $250 stipend per week. Meals will only be provided during other residency programs, approximately 5 weeks of the Emerging Artist Fellows. Artist is responsible for transportation to and from BAC and any supplies or materials they may need for their practice. 

        - 4 month commitment
        - 10 hours per week on average supporting Bethany program development 

This may include, but is not limited to camp help, administrative tasks, meal prep, kitchen, and cleaning support during other residencies. 

- Community Program: This free-to-the-public program will be of the Emerging Artist Fellow's design with support from BAC. 

- Support and interact with other artists-in-residence, studio artists, and staff

        - 21+ years of age
        - Have a current artistic practice and goals
        - Interest in community building & engagement
        - Potential to benefit from the fellowship as an emerging artist

        - Submittable application with 2 letters of recommendation, submitted by recommenders by application deadline.
        - Upon selection, an interview with Bethany Arts Community panel may be requested. 

        - All applications will be reviewed by the Emerging Artist Fellowship Selection Committee.
        - Applications may be submitted between December 16, 2023 to January 23, 2024.

Applications Open: December 16, 2023
Application Deadline: January 23, 2024 at 11:59PM EST
Interview Notifications: February 13, 2024
Interview Period: February 14-28, 2024
Final Notifications: March 1, 2024

        To check out our grounds, other residency and fellowship programs, and more visit our website at www.bethanyarts.org.
        If you have concerns about accommodations for your artistic practice, please email: submit@bethanyarts.org
        If you have issues using the submission form, please contact Submittable.
        This Bethany Arts Community fellowship program is made possible by the Westchester Community Foundation.

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