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GWU Resident Artist/Scholar Program

The George Washington University Resident Artist/Scholar Program September 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014, Washington, DC

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at The George Washington University (GW) offers three Arts Fellowships available to support mid-career artists and/or scholars who live in the Washington, DC region.  The residencies will take place from September 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.  GW recognizes that the Washington, DC metropolitan area is home to many accomplished artists and scholars; therefore, through the GW Resident Artist/Scholar Program GW will celebrate and support the three top proposals.  Fields may include, but are not limited to the following: visual arts, performance art, musical composition or performance, filmmaking, creative writing, theatre, dance, and scholars in the arts.
 
There will be no predetermined concept or theme in which applicants must adhere, nor will it be necessary that individual applicant’s creative and research projects intersect with other proposals in order to be accepted; instead, each proposal will be judged on its own merit.  The primary goal is to foster an interdisciplinary approach to creative research and scholarship over an intensive ten-month period, a physical and intellectual space for the development of meaningful artistic and scholarly linkages across the arts and other disciplines, both on and off campus.  The GW Resident Artists and Scholars will not be required to teach any courses; instead, they will be expected to produce new work and/or scholarship, present at least one public lecture, regularly interact with graduate and undergraduate students, and fully participate in activities with full-time GW faculty in the Incubator Studio Fellowship Program.
 
The GW Resident Artists and Scholars will be provided with a generous stipend of $10,000.00 ($1,000.00 per month from September 2013 to June 2014), a modest studio/office, as well as a creative project/research fund (up to $5,000.00) to cover expenses directly related to the realization of the work done while in residence.  As an incentive to involve GW students in the research projects by the artists and scholars in residence, GW will provide one studio/research assistant per artist or scholar during the fall and spring semesters to be hired through the federal work/study program. The GW Resident Artists and Scholars are expected to be in residence at GW for a minimum of 10 hours a week during the term of the fellowship.
 
The selection criteria will take into account the strength of the proposal, past achievements as demonstrated through work samples and CV/Resume, and the potential impact the creative project/research would have on the GW community.  The selection committee will only review materials that correspond to the guidelines below that are submitted through the online process.  
 
Deadline for receipt of application materials for the Resident Artist/Scholar Fellowships is June 28, 2013.
 
To apply please go to the following link: http://go.gwu.edu/resart.