For Graduate Students and Artists

Posted in fellowships, graduate students by Editor on November 22, 2009

Terra Summer Residency in Giverny Fellowship
Giverny, France, Summer 2010

Applications due by 15 January 2010

Since 2001, the Terra Summer Residency in Giverny has provided artists and scholars with an opportunity for the independent study of American art within a framework of interdisciplinary exchange and dialogue. Located in an environment rich in historical and cultural significance, the residency fosters a community for the creation, exploration,and discussion of transatlantic cultural contributions and their contemporary resonance while building an intellectual network for lifelong exchange.

The Terra Foundation for American Art offers ten summer fellowships to artists and scholars from the United States and Europe. These fellowships are awarded to artists who have completed their studies at the Master’s level and to doctoral students engaged in research on American art (from the eighteenth century to the 1980s). During their eight-week stay, senior artists and art historians are in residence to mentor fellows and pursue their own work.

Each Terra Summer Residency Fellow is provided with lodging and study or studio space, daily lunches, and a program consisting of independent study, meetings, and seminars. Terra Summer Residency fellows are awarded a stipend of $5,000 and artists receive an additional $200 for the purchase of materials.

Applicants must be nominated by a professor at an academic institution. Such nominees must fall within one of the two following categories: American and European doctoral candidates researching a subject that contains a significant American art component, or that examines artistic exchange between America and Europe. Candidates should be at an advanced stage of their doctoral research and writing. American and European artists who have completed a Master’s program (or its equivalent) in mixed media and/or painting. Preference is given to applicants who completed a Master’s program within the past five years. All applicants are expected to be fluent in English. Knowledge of French is desirable, but not required.

Fellowships are awarded on the basis of the quality of the proposed project, the level of excellence and intellectual rigor or artistic creativity achieved in the applicant’s previous work or studies, and the applicant’s ability to engage in a community environment. A selection committee (made up of international jurors) will review applications. Fellowship recipients will be notified in March 2010.

Applicants must submit an official Terra Summer Residency application form together with the following supporting documents: A statement of purpose (limited to 1,000 words) outlining the aspects of the work to be accomplished during the residency period and the specific benefits that the residency program would provide. Curriculum vitae (limited to 10 pages). A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s dissertation advisor, professor or (in the case of artist applicants) former professor that addresses not only the applicant’s scholarship and stage of study, but also his/her ability to both benefit from and add to a community of scholars and artists. The letter of recommendation serves as a nomination. A letter of recommendation from one additional individual. Scholar applicants should include a detailed statement of their research project limited to 4,000 words.Artist applicants should include a separate artist’s statement limited to one page, and a portfolio (in duplicate) consisting of a maximum of 12 images as well as a list detailing title, dimensions and medium of each work. Each image should be clearly numbered and labeled to correspond with the accompanying image list and this material should be sent in paper format, by email, or on CD-ROM (JPEG file).

Application forms and all supporting documents (except for letters of recommendation and artists’ portfolios) must be in English and must be sent in a single dossier. Applications and supporting documents should be sent by email to tsr@terraamericanart.org or postmarked by January 15, 2010, in order to be considered. Electronic transmission is preferred. Reference letters should be sent directly to the Foundation by the authors and must be postmarked by January 15, 2010, or bear a fax or e-mail date indicating receipt on or before January 15. Documents sent by mail must be postmarked by January 15, 2010, and addressed to:

Terra Summer Residency in Giverny
Terra Foundation for American Art
980 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 1315
Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA


Terra Summer Residency in Giverny
Terra Foundation for American Art Europe
29, rue des Pyramide
75001 Paris, France

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