HOW TO USE THIS WORKSHEET

This worksheet can be used as a template for you to prepare your application content. The content below closely resembles the questions on the online application.  You may download this worksheet as a word document to work off of on your home computer, or you can copy and paste the questions below into whatever word processor you prefer.  

In a word processor, utilize the space below the section headers to complete your responses.  You may then simply copy-and-paste your responses into the online application, which you will be able to access starting December 1, 2014.

Remember:

  • Keep your text formatting simple (no italics, bold, underline, etc.), only basic spacing will be saved in the application.
  • Character count includes all spaces and punctuation.  Visit www.charactercountonline.com for a free character counter.

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Click here to download the Application Worksheet

SECTION I: ARTIST PROFILE & COLLABORATION INFORMATION

You will be required to provide basic information including your name, website, birth date, county of residence and basic questionnaire.

If you are submitting a collaborative application, you will be asked to provide the name, address, and contact information for each of your collaborators. 

SECTION II: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE QUESTIONNAIRE

You will be required to complete a brief questionnaire regarding your interest and access to arts resources in your community.

SECTION III: RESUME

Your resume should include your education and a selected list of your professional achievements that reflect your artistic accomplishments in the category in which you are applying, such as exhibits, readings, honors, awards, commissions, collections, residencies, lectures, and publications. Format as a list, in reverse chronological order, listing the most recent dates first.

LIMIT: 12,500 characters, approximately 2,000 words

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SECTION IV: STATEMENTS

Please select the discipline that BEST describes the work in your application.
Choose from the list below, you may only select one

LITERARY ARTS
Arts Criticism
Creative Non-Fiction
Fiction
Poetry
Spoken Word
Experimental Forms
Interdisciplinary Work

VISUAL ARTS
Art & Technology
Book Arts
Ceramics
Collage
Drawing
Fiber
Glass
Installation
Metalwork
Painting
Photography
Performance Art
Printmaking
Sculpture
Video Art
Experimental Forms
Interdisciplinary Work

[1] DISCIPLINE STATEMENT

The discipline statement should provide additional explanation of your discipline, describe the specific genre your submitted work samples fit into, and provide any additional context for your discipline (i.e. the audience for your work, or a specific influence).

LIMIT: 250 characters max, approximately 40 words

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[2] ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

The artist biography is a concise snapshot about you, your artistic career and practice, written in third person. It may note key themes in your practice, your medium, career highlights or other relevant information. Think of this as your “elevator pitch”. 

LIMIT: 600 characters max, approximately 100 words

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[3] ARTIST STATEMENT

Clearly explain your artistic work, vision and inspiration. You may want to address what your work means to you, what materials/techniques you use and why, where you find your inspiration to create, what ideas you are trying to communicate, the life experiences that have influenced your artistic vision, how your work relates to your development as an artist and/or how your work relates to other artists’ work. The artist statement should be written in first person, present tense.

LIMIT: 4,250 characters max; approximately 700 words

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[4] COMMUNITY IMPACT STATEMENT

The community impact statement should explain how your work impacts and inspires individuals and groups around you. It should provide insight into how your work reflects or enhances communities, locally or nationally, such as artistic communities, educational communities, neighborhoods, specific populations or audiences, or those you mentor. It is up to you to consider and define the community or communities that your work impacts. Your statement may speak to the communities you impact currently and/or those you hope to impact in the future.  

LIMIT: 4,250 characters max; approximately 700 words

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[5] NARRATIVE STATEMENT

The narrative statement should explain your overall plans for the fellowship period, how you will use the fellowship time, why the fellowship will be pivotal in the exploration of your art form and what the fellowship will contribute to the advancement of your career. The fellowships are merit-based and are not project grants, however, it is helpful to the panelists to get a sense for how the fellowship will impact your work.

LIMIT: 4,250 characters max; approximately 700 words

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SECTION V: WORK SAMPLES

Use this section of the worksheet to prepare the work sample description that you will provide along with each of your work samples.

All applicants may submit 3-8 work samples in the sequence you prefer. You have been provided space to draft content for 8 work samples below – although some of you may not use all of these if you are including less than 8. Remember – more is not always best. Please refer to the guide for more information about acceptable file formats and labels.

NOTE: Length of complete work = pages or words for manuscripts, minutes for audio/video work samples.

WORK SAMPLE 1
Title:
Is this work sample an excerpt of the complete work?:
Your role in the creation of the work:
Length of complete work:
Medium (Visual Arts only):
Dimensions HxWxD (Visual Arts only):
Year completed, or “Work in Progress”:
Additional description [Limit: 500 characters, approximately 80 words]:

WORK SAMPLE 2
Title:
Is this work sample an excerpt of the complete work?:
Your role in the creation of the work:
Length of complete work:
Medium (Visual Arts only):
Dimensions HxWxD (Visual Arts only):
Year completed, or “Work in Progress”:
Additional description [Limit: 500 characters, approximately 80 words]:

WORK SAMPLE 3
Title:
Is this work sample an excerpt of the complete work?:
Your role in the creation of the work:
Length of complete work:
Medium (Visual Arts only):
Dimensions HxWxD (Visual Arts only):
Year completed, or “Work in Progress”:
Additional description [Limit: 500 characters, approximately 80 words]:

WORK SAMPLE 4
Title:
Is this work sample an excerpt of the complete work?:
Your role in the creation of the work:
Length of complete work:
Medium (Visual Arts only):
Dimensions HxWxD (Visual Arts only):
Year completed, or “Work in Progress”:
Additional description [Limit: 500 characters, approximately 80 words]:

WORK SAMPLE 5
Title:
Is this work sample an excerpt of the complete work?:
Your role in the creation of the work:
Length of complete work:
Medium (Visual Arts only):
Dimensions HxWxD (Visual Arts only):
Year completed, or “Work in Progress”:
Additional description [Limit: 500 characters, approximately 80 words]:

WORK SAMPLE 6
Title:
Is this work sample an excerpt of the complete work?:
Your role in the creation of the work:
Length of complete work:
Medium (Visual Arts only):
Dimensions HxWxD (Visual Arts only):
Year completed, or “Work in Progress”:
Additional description [Limit: 500 characters, approximately 80 words]:

WORK SAMPLE 7
Title:
Is this work sample an excerpt of the complete work?:
Your role in the creation of the work:
Length of complete work:
Medium (Visual Arts only):
Dimensions HxWxD (Visual Arts only):
Year completed, or “Work in Progress”:
Additional description [Limit: 500 characters, approximately 80 words]:

WORK SAMPLE 8
Title:
Is this work sample an excerpt of the complete work?:
Your role in the creation of the work:
Length of complete work:
Medium (Visual Arts only):
Dimensions HxWxD (Visual Arts only):
Year completed, or “Work in Progress”:
Additional description [Limit: 500 characters, approximately 80 words]: