2020 SMF Artist Fellow Request for Proposals
BECOME A 2020 BLACK CUBE FELLOW
Now Accepting Project Proposals for the
Sabrina Merage Foundation Artist Fellowship
Promoting Artists Working at the Intersection of Diversity + Inclusion
Black Cube is a nonprofit, experimental art museum that operates nomadically. By functioning outside of traditional museum confines, we exist primarily through working with contemporary artists to commission site-relational artworks in the public realm. At Black Cube, we see ourselves as a new, unconventional museum pursuing the most effective ways to engage audiences through unexpected art encounters across the globe.
SMF ARTIST FELLOWSHIP EVALUATION CRITERIA
The Sabrina Merage Foundation Artist Fellowship—a specially named year-long Black Cube Artist Fellowship—is for a contemporary artist working at the intersection of inclusivity and diversity. With professional development support from Black Cube, the fellow will be guided through the production of an ambitious, site-relational artwork. The fellow will receive $10,000 towards the funding of a site-specific project and work alongside Black Cube to locate a site, produce the artwork, and engage underrepresented audiences.
By supporting the diversity of artists and communities that contemporary artwork touches, the Sabrina Merage Foundation Artist Fellowship seeks to encourage an inclusive culture, which can cultivate new audiences and community relationships with contemporary art.
Please review the eligibility guidelines below before applying. If you have questions about applying to Black Cube’s Fellowship, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black Cube accepts applications from contemporary artists working in the following disciplines: visual arts, film/video arts, site-specific arts, site-relational arts, land arts, conceptual arts. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence, which Black Cube defines in a pluralistic and inclusive way. Black Cube encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and welcomes artists engaging in the broadest spectrum of artistic practice and investigating an unlimited array of inquiries and concerns.
Emerging, mid-career, and established artists are invited to apply. Applicants who are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs as of the date of application are ineligible for a fellowship and therefore cannot apply.
Black Cube is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, physical ability or disability. Black Cube Fellows are curatorially selected based on artistic rigor, professional standing in the contemporary art field, and advancing the organization’s mission. Black Cube fully funds the production of fellowship projects and fellows receive an honorarium based on W.A.G.E. standards.
Please submit your project proposal as a PDF file to email@example.com with the email subject line “SMF Fellowship Proposal”. Please ensure proposals adhere to the Evaluation Criteria and include the following:
+ Site-relational project concept and description
+ Ideal site or location within the United States
+ Sketch or up to 3 reference images
+ How will your proposed project act as a catalyst for your artistic growth? (100 words)
+ How will your site-specific artwork engage an underrepresented community? (100 words)
Black Cube is a nonprofit, experimental art museum that nurtures the self-sufficiency of artists and inspires people to discover and appreciate contemporary art beyond traditional white museum and gallery walls.
March 31, 2020
Accepted applicants will be notified of admission status by April 30, 2020.
Image Credit: Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Star Crossed Visitors, 2016, Gold Hill, Colorado (detail). Photography by Sara Ford.