Fellowship

The VCUQatar Fellowship brings in emerging artists to work within the Department of Painting and Printmaking as artists in residence. The fellowship aims to bring the best in talent from both the home campus and an international context to benefit our Painting and Printmaking students in VCUQatar.

Fellows work in a specially provided studio, engage in research, exhibit, mentor and teach within the program, and, along with the faculty, students and visiting artists, help to create a community of artists engaged in scholarly activity and research.

About the Artist in Residency Program

The department supports two fellowships:

  • One open to recent BFA graduates from the Painting and Printmaking program of the VCU Richmond campus,
  • One open to recent MFA graduates from Painting and Printmaking programs across the world.

The next residency period runs from August 2016 through to May 2017.

Who can apply

Only Spring 2016 graduating MFA painters or printmakers (from any university), and BFA graduating painting and printmakers (from the VCU Richmond campus) are eligible to apply for the fellowship year beginning August 2016.


Fellows receive

  • 24-hour access to a shared studio
  • Furnished apartment
  • Stipend
  • Rental car
  • Return plane ticket
  • Part-time teaching experience at VCUQatar
  • Exhibition in Doha, Qatar

Fellowship recipient responsibilities

  • Teach 1-2 classes per semester/ engage in the student mentorship program within the Department of Painting/Printmaking for 2 semesters
  • Deliver a public lecture on your work
  • Exhibit

Application checklist

To apply, you will need to supply electronically:

  1. A 1-page Artist Statement (PDF) – with file Titled “your last name_first name–Artist Statement”
  2. Resume (PDF) – with file Titled “your last name_first name–Resume” include address, phone, e-mail and website link if available
  3. Portfolio – 20 images and documentation script (all within a single PDF file) with file Titled “your last name_first name–Portfolio”

Applications should be sent to:

Rhys Himsworth, Director of Painting and Printmaking, VCUQatar
Email: trhimsworth@vcu.edu

Application Deadline : 15 April 2016

Please note: Only digital appplications will be accepted.