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Helen M. Salzberg Visiting Artists Fellowship

The HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship is a new initiative at Palm Beach State College made possible by a generous grant from the Helen M. Salzberg family. The fellowship aims to provide support for contemporary visual artists in Palm Beach County and works collaboratively with the Studio Art Program at Palm Beach State College.


The 2022 HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship

Application Deadline is September 1


Fellowship Description

The HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship provides an endowment of $6,000 to one selected artist per year and facilitate exhibition and mentoring opportunities for this Visiting Artist. Selected artists will be responsible for fulfilling the following obligations:

  • Selected artists agree to donate one work or a limited-edition original print to the HMS Fine Arts Study Art Collection.
  • Selected artists must make a lecture presentation for a student group and/or a community engagement workshop on or off campus. Additional funds of $1,000 per event for the facilitation of either a lecture presentation and/or community engagement workshop will be provided.
  • Selected artists are expected to make themselves available for mentorship opportunities on or off campus with the HMS Student Arts Mentorship recipients totaling 50-100 hours.
  • Selected artists must write a year-end fellowship summary of their activities for presentation to the HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship Committee.
  • Selected artists agree to participate in a Biennale at the HMS Fine Arts Gallery.

 

Criteria for Selection

Artists in any media or level of professional accomplishment should apply, but most importantly the artist should be able to complete the required duties of the fellowship as listed above. Emphasis will be placed on their ability to provide mentorship opportunities for Palm Beach State College students. The selection committee is looking to provide students with direct, on-site professional experience and engagement and applicants with active studio and professional practices are preferred. Additionally, ability to facilitate a workshop or lecture for on campus student engagement will be similarly considered as a high priority.

 

Eligibility

Any living artist legally residing in Florida is eligible to submit an application. Individuals with conflicts of interest are not eligible for award under this offering.

 

Submission Requirements

Applications will be evaluated based on the information submitted below. Please read the following submittal requirements carefully.

1. Images of Artwork with Annotated Image List

  • Submit up to 10 images/videos of recent artwork completed within the last 5 years. Artists may submit a combination of images and videos, but no more than 10 artworks will be considered. Details of artwork will count against the total of 10 images/videos submitted, so it is highly recommended that artists submit high- resolution images.
  • Submit images in .jpg or .png format with a maximum file size of 3 MB each.
  • Submit videos in .mp4, .mov or similar format with a maximum file size of 100 MB. If the video file is too large for email- a direct link to the file on a cloud or video streaming platform (not a general link to artists website) would be allowed. The total combined running time of all submitted videos may not exceed five minutes.
  • Provide an annotated list of available artworks in .pdf format (this must be a separate file from examples submitted) specifying the title, year, medium, dimensions, weight, edition (if applicable), and a brief description of the concept behind each artwork.

2. Artist Statement

Submit a written artist statement in .pdf format describing the premise of the artwork(s) presented in the application, including the artistic insight into the art- making process.

3. Fellowship Statement

Submit a written statement in .pdf format describing the mentorship opportunities that you will be able to provide for selected students as well as a description of a lecture/workshop that you would like to develop and implement.

4. Professional Résumé

Submit a current professional artist résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) in .pdf format.

5. Proof of Residency

Submit a scanned copy of artist State ID or a recent utility bill in artist name in a .pdf format.

 

How to send your submission

Fellowship applicants must send their submissions via email using the link below.

 

Artist should check application for completeness:

Confirm the application includes all the required materials listed below:

  1. Images of Artwork Annotated
  2. Image List of Artwork
  3. Artist Statement
  4. Fellowship Statement
  5. Professional Résumé
  6. Proof of Residency

 

 

1. The HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship provides endowments to one selected artist
per year and facilitate exhibitions and mentoring opportunities for Visiting Artists.

  1. One Visiting Artist is selected per year and awarded a grant of $6,000. The Visiting Artist receives two payments of $3,000 during the fellowship year. A payment of $3,000 is made at the beginning of the artist proposal and the second payment of $3,3000 at the completion of the artist project. The grant funds cover all costs incurred fulfilling the following obligations. 
  2. Selected artists will agree to participate in a Biennale at the HMS Fine Arts Gallery.
  3. Selected artists will agree to donate one work or a limited-edition original print to the HMS Fine Arts Study Art Collection.
  4. Selected artists must make a lecture presentation for a student group and/or a community engagement workshop on or off campus.  The Foundation provides additional funds of $1,000 per event for the facilitation of either a lecture presentation and/or community engagement workshop.
  5. Selected artists are expected to make themselves available for mentorship opportunities on or off campus with the HMS Student Arts Mentorship recipients. The HMS Student Arts Mentorship program is not exclusive to the Gardens campus, should be available to students on all campuses, and does not need to physically occur on the Gardens Campus or in the HMS Fine Arts Gallery.
  6. Selected artists must write a year-end fellowship summary of their activities for presentation to the HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship Committee.
  7. The program aims to present and sponsor a diverse and inclusive group of artists, representative of our diverse student body.
  8. The program focuses on local contemporary artists, but artists of a national profile will be featured when appropriate or possible.
  9. Artists are selected by their level of accomplishment, but most importantly the artist should be able to complete the required duties of the fellowship as listed above and emphasis will be placed on their commitment to the mission of the Center.
  10. The program establishes and upholds the procedures of a Visiting Artists Fellowship Committee made up of faculty, Salzberg family members, and foundation representatives as a way of implementing the above stated Mission and Policies.

1. The Visiting Artists Fellowship Committee Procedures

  1. The Committee will be made up of members of the full-time art faculty, a member of the Salzberg family, and a representative of the Foundation.
  2. A Committee Chair will be nominated by the full-time faculty and the Administration from the full-time art faculty on a yearly basis. The Committee Chair will receive three credit hours of release time to fulfill the obligations associated with the administration of the program.
  3. The Committee Chair will call 1-2 meetings per semester to review artist proposals and discuss development and implementation.
  4. The Committee Chair will be responsible for the gathering and presentation of Visiting Artists Fellowship candidates, for proposing and setting the meeting agenda, and for moderating of meetings.
  5. Announcement of the HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship opportunity will be made public in various art publications and on the college website.
  6. Review of the candidates will be made during committee meetings, and discussion and review of images will happen only at this time. Any discussion of proposed artists outside of meetings will not be considered official consideration.
  7. A simple majority vote of convened members will be considered sufficient for finalizing the decision-making process. Candidates can be reconsidered at future meetings if they are initially denied.
  8. Minutes of the meetings and a year-end fellowship summary will be filed and presented by the Committee Chair.
  9. The development and implementation of the HMS Visiting Artists Fellowship will primarily remain the responsibilities of the Committee Chair and Art Faculty. The marketing, community partnerships and sponsorships, and accounting and disbursements of artists funds will reside within the purview of the Foundation and their representatives.
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