Led by Artistic Director Sharon Louden (www.sharonlouden.com), we are excited to offer a unique apprenticeship in the Chautauqua School of Art Residency Program that will facilitate guidance and tutelage from seven accomplished thought-leaders who comprise our core faculty: Hrag Vartanian (hragvartanian.com, Editor-in-Chief and Co-founder of Hyperallergic, www.hyperallergic.com), Alpesh Kantilal-Patel (alpeshkpatel.com), and artists Wendy Red Star (wendyredstar.com), Hasan Elahi (http://elahi.umd.edu/), Kalup Linzy (https://www.kaluplinzystudio.com/) Jean Shin (jeanshin.com), Raheleh Filsoofi (https://www.rahelehfilsoofi.com/). This opportunity not only offers the valuable experience of learning from experts in the field of visual arts, but will also focus on pedagogical practices, professional development for artists, and skill-based technical assistance through access to facilities, workshops and group studio activities. Workshops are conducted both in-person and online through Zoom, fostering large group discussing and intimate one-on-one dialogue. The apprentice is responsible for documenting the pedagogical practices used during these sessions, and presenting their records to the director upon completion of the program.
Promising valuable insights into the art world and beyond, this 5-week program will provide additional interaction with other faculty at the residency, including theater, music, dance, literature and progressive inter-faith religion. In addition to the weekly 30-hours of mentorship, there will be ample opportunity throughout the summer to take advantage of the extensive lecture and performing arts programming provided by the Chautauqua Institution. Luminaries from politics, government, science, and entertainment appear weekly, and national music acts are booked in the 4,000-seat outdoor amphitheater built in 1893. Lastly, recreational opportunities abound at Chautauqua, including gym access, sporting activities, life on a lake (sailing, swimming, windsurfing, etc.), and relaxed social exchange, where some of our best ideas bloom. We welcome an apprentice to apply who has a vested interest in the overall visual arts, including art history, arts administration, or any other visual arts related field. This position starts on July 3rd and ends on August 28th. For more information about our program, please visit art.chq.org.
-This position is unpaid, though room, board, and studio resources are provided for the duration. This opportunity has also been pre-vetted as SEA – Arts Apprenticeship qualifying for eligible undergraduates on financial aid. All students interested in this opportunity are encouraged to seek funding as needed, which may include funding from a Yale Fellowship, an external fellowship, the Summer Experience Award, or self-funding. Students with funding support will be given preference. Make sure to include within your cover letter information on how you will be funding this opportunity (through the SEA or otherwise)