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Fellowship Program

Fellowship Philosophy
The apexart Fellowship is an alternative educational program that invites individuals to leave their familiar surroundings for a month-long stay in a foreign country. The Fellowship Program has two components, a NYC Fellowship Program and an International Fellowship, with the goal of providing participants an opportunity to experience a new culture rather than creating new work. The program recognizes the necessity of time for contemplation in the creative process and Fellows are asked to consider their stay as a break from their professional life. In lieu of applying the pressure of production and career promotion, apexart’s program provides a more introspective and academic alternative that encourages Fellows to take a step back to consider, interpret, and discuss artistic work and practices.

Fellows are asked to keep a travel journal for the duration of their program and to give a final talk at the end of their residency.

  List of Past Fellows

  Video/Audio of Fellow Talks

  Fellow Travel Journals

  Sample Schedule

Read the Studio International article
on Residency Programs.
  New York City Fellowship
apexart's New York City Fellowship program is focused on cultural exchange and new experiences, providing an intense, explorative journey into New York. Up to eight individuals are invited per season and each is provided with air fare, an apartment in Manhattan, a phone, internet access, and a full itinerary complete with places to visit, events to attend, professionals to meet with, and classes to sit in on. Fellows are asked to cover their daily expenses.
  International Fellowship
The apexart International Fellowship relocates New Yorkers to a foreign country for a period of one month. Fellows are encouraged to spend their time exploring and, in conversation with the many individuals who live and work locally, exchanging ideas and taking advantage of the local cultural climate. They are provided with airfare, an apartment, an itinerary, and a contact individual in their resident location. Fellows are asked to cover their daily expenses.

Recent NYC Fellow Yeo Daham’s Travel Journal.

  Recent NYC Fellow
  Yeo Daham, South Korea

Upcoming NYC Fellows:
Sep 2014: Modris Svilāns, Latvia
Oct 2014: Anton Osver, Azerbaijan
Jan 2015: Javier Mazza, Uruguay

Recent International Fellow Damali Abrams’s Travel Journal

  Recent International Fellow
  Damali Abrams, South Korea

Upcoming International Fellow:
Dec 2014: Olivia Ciummo, Ethiopia

Applications are not accepted for the Fellowship Program. Participants—from different disciplines and at different points in their career—are recommended by noted individuals from their home country who believe their practice could benefit from a non-working visit to a foreign country.