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FY18 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship
775 Summer Street NE
Salem, OR 97301

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Call Type: Fellowships
Eligibility: Local
State: Oregon
Entry Deadline: 10/31/17
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 10
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 10
Fellowship Amounts
Fellowships are non-matching awards of $3,000. There is no pre-determined number of Fellowships to be awarded in each discipline. The Commission and its review panel(s) may determine that no Fellowships be awarded. The Arts Commission designates a special, honorary Joan Shipley Award to one Fellow, recognizing the great Oregon arts leader Joan Shipley, who passed away in 2011. A founding board member of PICA and the Bonnie Bronson Trust, Shipley was a collector, philanthropist and supporter of many arts and humanities organizations.

Eligible artist applicants must:
• Be a current Oregon resident;
• Have been an Oregon resident for one full year prior to the application deadline date;
• Have not received an Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship in the five (5) years prior to submission of an application;
• Full-time students and non-professionals who produce art as a hobby are not eligible.
• While the Commission acknowledges that many artists work collaboratively, each Fellowship will be awarded to only one individual artist.

Review Criteria
Oregon Arts Commission Fellowships are awarded on the following basis:
• Aesthetic quality of the applicant’s submitted artwork;
• Artist’s sustained professional achievement;
• The potential for the artist’s future contribution to the field.

Application Review Process
Arts Commission staff reviews Fellowship applications for completeness and eligibility. A panel of arts professionals then reviews eligible applications and accompanying documentation. The Oregon Arts Commission considers panel recommendations for funding and determines final grant awards.

Application Materials:
Documentation of the artist’s work is the most important component of the application and artists are strongly advised to submit well-documented and clearly identified work samples for review. Fellowships are awarded primarily based on the creative excellence presented in the applicant’s work samples. All work samples should be clear, legible and/or audible reproductions of the applicant’s work.

Required Application Materials:
Documentation of Past Work
Still and moving images must be formatted following specific preparation instructions. Still images must be no smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side, 72dpi and less than 5 MB. File type and size limitations also exist for moving image files. Please allow sufficient time to prepare your images to these specifications. Please review details and instructions here:

Exactly 10 Examples * of Past Work. We suggest you select what you believe to be your strongest work, and arrange images in groupings of bodies of work, if multiple bodies of work are included in the ten images. Up to 3 of these 10 images may be moving image files, accepted as: 3GP, WMV, AVI, MOV, ASF, MPG, MP4, M2T, MKV, M2TS. Please follow the detailed requirements for preparing files.
* If you do not have the required 10 images, go to Save the blank image there as a jpeg file and add it to your image bank to use as many times as needed in order to provide the required ten images for the application.

Written Materials
Applicants will complete this section in the online application.

Artist Statement In 2000 or less characters and spaces, describe your art practice, and the particular conceptual, aesthetic, or material directions you are concerned with or interested in pursuing. You may discuss your process, intent, artistic development, or your connection to the region.

Applicants will upload pdf files in the online application system.
Résumé (please limit to 3 pages) outlining professional accomplishments
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