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Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship

Call for applications: Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship
August 27–December 7, 2018

Application deadline: September 29

San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, California
United States

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SFAI and Headlands Center for the Arts are currently seeking applications for the Fall 2018 Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship. Established in 1998 by the generosity of the family of painter Richard Diebenkorn—both an alumnus and longtime faculty member of SFAI—the Fellowship provides an opportunity for artists to teach at SFAI and have sufficient time and financial support to sustain their practice while doing so in the renowned studio environment of Headlands Center for the Arts. Through its semester-long structure that includes a residency with studio space at Headlands, the Fellowship not only offers each participating artist an invaluable opportunity to further their own practice, it also leaves a deep, lasting impression on SFAI’s students. This year’s Fellowship is open only to artists who reside in the United States and outside of the Bay Area. Artists must apply by the deadline of Friday, September 29, 2017. Please see details below about important dates, application fees, eligibility, and process.

Applications are sought from early to mid-career artists who have an established body of work and exemplary exhibition record in the media of painting and drawing. Applicants must reside within the United States and outside of the Bay Area. (In alternate years, the Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship is awarded to Bay Area residents.) The review committee will consider the applicant’s experience, their appropriateness to the SFAI and Headlands communities, and the quality of work and written statements.

Fellowship award
The Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow will receive 25,000 USD in compensation to teach two courses in the fall 2018 semester, give a public lecture in the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series, and engage with the SFAI community through individual student critiques, academic programs, and activities. Fellows are expected to be in residence full-time at Headlands during the fellowship, August 27 to December 7, 2018.

This prestigious award has been given to 17 artists since 1998, including Brad Brown, Shaun O’Dell, Iona Rozeal Brown, Josephine Taylor, Monica Majoli, Polly Apfelbaum, and Liam Everett. See a complete list of recipients here.

Integral to the Fellowship is a residency at Headlands Center for the Arts. The residency includes housing, an 800-square-foot studio, five chef-prepared meals each week, and access to shared vehicles. Artists in Residence are encouraged to engage with other residents and participate in the dynamic creative community of the Center, and are asked to participate in the seasonal Open House where resident artists share their work with the visiting public.

About Headlands Center for the Arts
Headlands Center for the Arts is situated in a rehabilitated military fort in the Golden Gate National Park, 15 minutes outside of San Francisco. Founded in 1982, Headlands Center for the Arts operates a multi-disciplinary, international art center best known for its dynamic public programs and highly lauded artist residency. Located in the coastal wilderness of the Marin Headlands, within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area 15 minutes outside of San Francisco, Headlands’ historic nine-building campus is dedicated to process-driven exploration and risk-taking contemporary art in all disciplines. Its year-round programs provide visual artists, performers, musicians, and writers with opportunities for research, professional development, and peer-to-peer exchange at critical times in their careers.
Relevant research areas: North America, Contemporary

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