While in Utah for our 2012 Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, we had the good fortune to meet up with the folks from Epicenter and travel out to Green River to see the great work they are doing. Please share this Fellowship opportunity broadly. It is a fantastic chance to work with a Center that is doing really amazing work in rural Utah.
The Frontier Fellowship gives creative professionals the opportunity to live and work in the town of Green River for four to six weeks. In the context of the frontier, Fellows respond to the rural location with their independent work. However, collaborative work is highly encouraged. While in residence, Fellows ideally spend 50% of their time working on personal projects and 50% of their time contributing to a project initiated by the Epicenter. While in residence, Fellows are given printing privileges, wifi access, use of a bicycle, Family Meal Plan membership, use of tools, and workspace. The Fellowship is currently unpaid. However, there are scholarships available for workshop supplies, travel, and/or living stipend. Fellows’ work is promoted for four-weeks (at minimum) during their Fellowship and added to an online exhibit upon completion. The experience extends long past one’s stay through inclusion in the ever-expanding group of past participants that continue to exchange ideas, information, and opportunities.
The Epicenter facilitates Fellowship opportunities on a continual basis throughout the year, and is currently seeking Fellows in the fields of visual art, community-based art, collaborative art, public art, architecture, design, film, culinary arts, new media, and writing. Applications will be accepted regardless of applicant’s background, focus, or specialty.
January 4, 2013 – All applications due (in hand)
January 4 – February 1, 2013 – Application reviewed & applicant interviewed
February 1, 2013 – Final notification
The Frontier Fellowship is offered through the Epicenter, a community resource center instigating positive change through design based projects and programs. The Epicenter is located in a historic building in Green River, Utah (pop. 953) and houses an office space, a small basement workshop, outdoor workspace, and five full-time employees. Epicenter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Apply for the Frontier Fellowship at designonthedottedline.org.
To see examples of past Frontier Fellow’s work visit designonthedottedline.org/fellows.
For more information on Epicenter see ruralandproud.org.