2023 Fellowship Application


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 CREATIVE GLASS FELLOWSHIPS  

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2023 Fellowship Application


In 2023, WheatonArts will offer 3-week and 6-week Fellowships within the months of April to December

 

Creative Glass Fellowships provide artists with an exceptional opportunity for artistic exploration in a supportive, respectful, and welcoming environment. During their Fellowships, artists have the use of excellent facilities within a concentrated time. This is a remarkable opportunity for artists to utilize the internationally respected WheatonArts Glass Studio. Not only do artists get access to these facilities and various process mediums, but they also receive stipends, the use of private studios, most materials, technical assistance, comfortable housing, and institutional support. In addition, they are embraced by a dedicated and warm staff, all on a beautiful 45+ acre campus that is truly a creative sanctuary.


Artists can apply for a 3 or 6-week residency in the Spring (April - June) or in the Fall (September - December).

 

We encourage applicants to consider how the Fellowship might be structured in a way that meets their creative vision. Please make clear in your proposal what your needs are. Examples include:

  • A standard 3 or 6-week residency to develop a body of work or to experiment within a creative process..

  • An installation on the grounds. (This may be of interest to former Fellows who know our site well).

  • Request to present an experimental or interactive event.

  • A community-based experience such as the creation of a piece with the participation of school students, the local community, or a specific community of artists.

These are just examples. We encourage applicants to design a proposal based on their artistic process, availability, family and professional commitments.

We celebrate, support, and value a diverse community. We are committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment. We strongly encourage women, BIPOC individuals, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, and foreign-born residents to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of their race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, or medical condition.

Application Deadline: September 16, 2022

Selection Notification: November 2022


INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING

 

Applicants must submit all of the following items by the deadline of September 16, 2022. If this applicant is chosen for the Fellowship, his/her/their images will be used for publication unless new images are received. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants applying for a collaborative project must follow all application procedures as individuals. Both should note in their application with whom they are applying and the nature of the collaboration. This does not apply to applicants who are planning to bring an assistant for a portion of the Fellowship. 

 

Applicant Requirements

 

All applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

 

  • Over 21 years of age when Fellowship commences

  • Proficient in the English language

  •  Able to reside in on-site housing during the term of the Fellowship

  • Work in view of visitors for a portion of their Fellowship, not including assisting time

  • Submit one work made during the Fellowship to the acquisitions committee for review. If accepted, the work will be included in the collection of the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts

  • Capable of assisting other Fellows when mutually beneficial

  • Commit to one interaction/program within our educational department that connects to your creative vision.

 

Applicants must submit all of the following items as specified by the deadline of September 16, 2022. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Application Materials Checklist:

 

  • Two References

Within the application you must register two references who can best speak to your ability to carry out the

project being proposed.  They should be able to discuss your professional preparation and your ability to

work in a community setting with other residents. You should provide the references with a copy of your

Statement of Intent before requesting their reference. Reference conversations are confidential and will not

be shared outside of the selection committee team. 

 

  • Ten images of the applicants work:

Specifications for images:

  • Resolution of 300 dpi, saved in a JPEG file format, 6 inches in the largest dimension.

  • Title each image file with applicant last name and number of work to indicate order (i.e., Smith01, Smith02, etc…).

  • Image No. 1 should represent the work you feel is of the best quality.

  • Image No. 10 should represent what you would pursue as a Fellow

  • PLEASE DO NOT format the images into a presentation!

  • PLEASE DO NOT submit more or less than 10 images!

  •  Special Note about Videos: Only submit videos if relevant to your project. Submit no more than two videos. This will take the place of two digital images. Each video should not exceed two minutes in length. Please do not send videos that are autobiographical or promotional in nature.

  • If you upload a video directly, please make sure your video is in one of the following formats: .avi, .mpg, mpeg, .wmv, .mp4, .mov, or .qt. Your video sample must be in one of these acceptable file types in order to be viewed by the panelists.

  • In order to be uploaded, videos must meet the following minimum requirements: 

    • Resolution: At least 480 x 360

    • Frames per second (fps): At least 12

    • Submitting your video in the mp4 (H.264) format at 640 x 480 with mp3 audio will allow for efficient uploading while showing your clips to best advantage.

 

  •  Image information sheet including the title of each piece, medium, description/technique, dimensions, and date of completion.

 

  • Statement of Intent

Explain how you would use a Fellowship to benefit your artistic and career development. Please describe

your goals, vision and anticipated outcomes. Please indicate the primary disciplines/mediums/glass

techniques you will employ during your residency. Include any other relevant information or special needs

concerning your residency and/or project. 

 

  • Current Resume/C.V.

 

  •  Language Proficiency Documentation (only for those who speak English as a second language)

Applicants with a native language other than English must present proof of English language proficiency via

a foreign language assessment form. Within the online application you will be asked to register someone

who can provide testament to your language proficiency. We will contact this individual and ask them to

complete the Foreign Language Assessment Form on your behalf. It is imperative that you possess the

language skills required in order to successfully communicate your project goals and needs while carrying

out your Fellowship. Submission of this form is mandatory for all those whose native language is not

English, even if you have advanced skills or native-speaker ability. 

 

It is preferred that the entire application, including images and supporting documents, be submitted online. If further assistance is necessary please contact Pamela Weichmann at pweichmann@wheatonarts.org. If awarded a fellowship, your application images may be used for publication.

 

Deadline for all applications: September 16, 2022

 

Selection Notification: December 2022

 

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

1501 Glasstown Rd., Millville, NJ 08332-1566

1-800-998-4552, ext. 106, fax 856-825-2410, e-mail: pweichmann@wheatonarts.org

 

Click on the following link for more information about

WheatonArts and the Creative Glass Fellowship Program: wheatonarts.org

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Referral History

Session Dates 2023


Applicant Requirements

All applicants must fulfill the following requirements. Please indicate your acceptance of the following policies by checking those to which you agree:

Proficiencies and Mediums





Check All That Apply

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Requirements and Checklist

Please check off all of the required materials that you will be attaching to this form:

Reference Information

Register two references who can best speak to your ability to carry out the project being proposed. They should be able to discuss your professional preparation and your ability to work in a community setting with other residents. You should provide the references with a copy of your Statement of Intent before requesting their reference. Reference conversations are confidential and will not be shared outside of the selection committee team.  

Please list the contact information for two individuals who will provide verbal references. 

Reference 1




Reference 2





Foreign Language Assessment

Applicants with a native language other than English must present proof of English language proficiency via a foreign language assessment form. It is imperative that you possess the language skills required in order to successfully communicate your project goals and needs while carrying out your Fellowship. Submission of this form is mandatory for all those whose native language is not English, even if you have advanced skills or native-speaker ability.

 

Please register the individual who will be completing a Foreign Language Assessment form on your behalf in the provided fields below. We will contact this individual and provide them with the Foreign Language Assessment Form.





Specifications for images:

Resolution of 300 dpi, saved in a JPEG file format

6 inches in the largest dimension

Title/save each image with applicant last name and number of work to indicate order

(i.e. Smith01, Smith02, etc…)

Image No. 1 should represent the work you feel is of the best quality

Image No. 10 should represent what you would pursue as a CGCA Fellow

PLEASE DO NOT format the images into a presentation!

PLEASE DO NOT submit more than 10 images!

Special Note about Videos: Only submit videos if relevant to your project. Submit no more than one video. This will take the place of one digital image. The video should not exceed three minutes in length. Please do not send videos that are autobiographical or promotional in nature.

If you upload a video directly, please make sure your video is in one of the following formats:  .avi, .mpg, mpeg, .wmv, .mp4, .mov, or .qt.  Your video sample must be in one of these acceptable file types in order to be viewed by the panelists. In order to be uploaded, videos must meet the following minimum requirements:

• Resolution: At least 480 x 360

• Frames per second (fps): At least 12

Submitting your video in the mp4 (H.264) format at 640 x 480 with mp3 audio will allow for efficient uploading while showing your clips to best advantage.


Title of Piece

Medium

Description/Technique

Dimensions

Date of Completion

Explain how you would use the Fellowship to benefit your artistic and career development. Please indicate the artistic direction you intend to pursue. Also include in your statement any relevant information or special needs concerning your residency.

Specifications for all documents:

Acceptable forms include: PDF is preferred, Microsoft Word is accepted

Documents must be saved with applicant last name and short description of item 

(i.e., SmithResume, SmithImageInfo, SmithBio)



If you cannot attach all of the required materials, you may send them to Pamela using WeTransfer.com or by emailing them to pweichmann@wheatonarts.org.

 

You may also mail them to:

WheatonArts

Creative Glass Fellowship Program

1501 Glasstown Road

Millville, NJ 08332-1566, USA