ArtTable is the foremost professional organization dedicated to advancing the leadership of women in the visual arts. Since its founding ArtTable in 1980, ArtTable has transitioned from one centered on membership services to an organization with a greater public purpose. Through our national membership network of 1,200+ professional women in the visual arts, and various nation-wide community initiatives, we seek to expand opportunities for women from diverse backgrounds and at all stages of their careers, fostering a stronger future for all women in the arts.
Since 2000, the ArtTable Fellowship program addresses the marked lack of diversity in arts employment. The objective is to provide quality real work experiences and mentorship for women-identifying graduate/pre/post-doc students and emerging professionals from backgrounds generally underrepresented in the field to aid their transition from academic to professional careers.
Through one-on-one mentoring relationships with ArtTable members, every year, a selected number of fellows have the opportunity to work with an established leader in the field and gain exposure to a range of professional activities at first-class cultural institutions throughout a five – eight week period during the summer. The fellowships are fully covered by ArtTable through the generosity of individuals and organizations. Each fellow is awarded a $4,000 stipend for the five to eight-week commitment during the summer to be paid by ArtTable in four installments over the program.
Open Call for Arts Organizations Applications Criteria:
- Enable the fellow to work collaboratively as well as independently on a focused and cohesive project that significantly contributes to a public exhibition or program initiatives
- Offer opportunities to expand their research, writing, communication and project management skills
- Provide integration into the institution’s staff and interface with other departments for maximum experience and exposure to day-to-day activities
- Encourage working closely with and receiving consistent direct supervision from a designated mentor
- Have a take-away component, be it research or skills-based with recognition given for contributions made to a major current or forthcoming project or program
- As the Program has specific funding for Native American Fellows, if there is a project or specific request to work with a Native American fellow, please indicate it in the Proposal Description/Scope of the form.
- Women-identified students, who are currently enrolled in a graduate/pre/post-doc program, are recent graduates (within six months of having completed all graduation requirements) and/or emerging professionals
- Seeking career opportunities in the visual arts professions
- Self-identified from cultural/ethnic/racial backgrounds underrepresented in the field
Candidates will be reviewed for:
- Meeting demographic and eligibility criteria
- The strength of each application, including resumes and references
- An appropriate correlation between the prospective fellow’s expressed interests, the scope of the project, and the host’s specific needs
How to apply
Click here to fill out the Application Form.