Call for applications: Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship
October 22, 2016
SFAI is currently seeking applications for the fall 2017 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. Through its semester-long structure, 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 Bay Area. Artists must apply by the deadline of Friday, September 30, 2016. 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 Bay Area. (In alternate years, the Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship is awarded to United States residents outside of the Bay Area.) The review committee will consider the applicant’s experience, their appropriateness to the SFAI community, and the quality of work and written statements.
The Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow will receive 25,000 USD in compensation to teach two courses in the fall 2017 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.
This prestigious award has been given to 18 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.
How to apply
Only electronic submissions will be accepted: sfaicalls.slideroom.com. Applications must include a letter of interest and artist statement, ten images, CV, and contact information for three references.
Application fee: 25 USD
Fellow announced: Friday, October 28
August 28–December 8, 2017
Application deadline: Friday, September 30
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About the San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), founded in 1871, is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious institutions in the practice and study of contemporary art. As a diverse community of working artists and scholars, SFAI provides students with a rigorous education in the arts and preparation for a life in the arts through an immersive studio environment, an integrated liberal arts and art history curriculum, and critical engagement with the world. Committed to educating artists who will shape the future of art, culture, and society, SFAI fosters creativity and original thinking in an open, experimental, and interdisciplinary context.
SFAI offers BFA, BA, MFA, and MA degrees, a dual MA/MFA degree, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, and a range of exhibitions, public programs, and public education courses. SFAI enrolls approximately 680 students in degree programs. Notable past faculty and alumni include Lance Acord, Ansel Adams, Kathryn Bigelow, Enrique Chagoya, Angela Davis, Richard Diebenkorn, Paul Kos, George Kuchar, Annie Leibovitz, Barry McGee, Manuel Neri, Catherine Opie, Peter Pau, Laura Poitras, Clifford Still, and Kehinde Wiley.