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2021 Artist Fellowship


Applications for the 2021–2022 Artist Fellowship are being accepted Saturday, March 20–Saturday, April 10, 2021

The annual Artist Fellowship program provides mentored professional development for six artists, 18 years of age or older, working in any medium at any artistic level (from emerging to established).

Artists from Rifle, Silt, New Castle, Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, El Jebel, Basalt, Old Snowmass, Snowmass Village, and Aspen are encouraged to apply.

Providing recognition and support for artists interested in expanding their practice through exchange and mentorship, the nine-month Artist Fellowship group will meet for such opportunities as conversations with visiting artists and curators, presentations by AAM staff, and facilitated studio visits with their cohort.

Over the course of the fellowship, participating artists develop a creative project with the input of museum staff, culminating in the opportunity to present their work and share their creative process and experiences with the public at the end of the program through an artist talk, performance, demonstration, or other format. Each Artist Fellow receives an honorarium to help realize their project.

2021-2022 Artist Fellow Applicant Requirements

  • Artists working at any level (from emerging to established) are encouraged to apply.
  • Artists working in any medium are eligible.
  • Applicants must live in the communities of Rifle, Silt, New Castle, Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, El Jebel, Basalt, Old Snowmass, Snowmass Village, or Aspen.
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age at the start of the program.
  • Applicant artists must possess the interest and willingness to work collaboratively.
  • Applicants must show interest in expanding their current studio practice through the experience of the fellowship.

Artist Fellows must commit to participate in monthly group meetings. While every effort will be made to accommodate individual schedules, the fellowship works best for artists with some flexibility in their weekday schedules.

The AAM retains the rights to photograph and/or video record all components of the fellowship, including the project presentation.

Work created during the fellowship remains the property of the artist.

Artist Fellows are asked to attend and to participate in other museum programming as their schedule allows.

Application Details
1. Artist Statement (500 words maximum) to include: A description of your artistic practice (what you make, how you make it, and why), and idea for a potential fellowship project.
2. Resume or CV
3. Portfolio of 10 work images created in the past five years.
4. The names and contact details for two references who know both you and your creative work well.

Selection Criteria
1. Applicant shows the ability to participate fully in the collaborative nature of the fellowship.
2. Applicant demonstrates the ability to work independently and to develop a project.
3. Applicant is at a place in the timeline of their career in which the fellowship would advance their work to the next level.
4. Selected group has a variety of ages, viewpoints, experience, and interests to spark exchange.

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