Interdisciplinary. Community. Advocacy. Humor.
Through generous funding by the National Endowment for the Arts, the RISD Museum is pleased to offer Artist Fellowships for 2016–2017. Two selected artists receive stipends of $10,000 each, professional development support, and the opportunity to work closely with the Museum’s collections and staff members. The RISD Museum was founded with a core mission of inspiring artists and designers. By supporting the local creative community, the Museum and its audiences are fueled by the imagination and innovation of the artists and designers it serves.
Artist fellows have the opportunity to explore new ideas and ways of working. They investigate Museum collections related to their proposed areas of interest, with support and mentorship from curatorial staff, conservators, and educators, and engage in research that benefits their personal practice and delves deeply into ideas, materials, and processes.
To expand their knowledge and art-making skills, fellows have access to a range of resources at RISD, including support from Museum staff and access to RISD faculty, technicians, and libraries. Fellows may audit select RISD Graduate Studies courses and receive full scholarships to select RISD Continuing Education courses. In collaboration with Museum staff, fellows share their work with the public through talks, demonstrations, performances, publications, or other formats.
Enable artist fellows to carry out object-based research, to learn new skills, and to create new work.
Foster public interest in dynamic creative practice by connecting with artists and sharing their work and research with the Museum’s audiences.
Offer professional development opportunities, including workshops in financial management, writing, documentation, and presentation.
Create links between the RISD Museum’s collection and current practices in art and design.
In addition to a $10,000 stipend, each Artist Fellow will receive: