The apexart Fellowship is an alternative educational program that invites creative individuals to leave their familiar surroundings for a month-long stay in a foreign country. The program provides new sources of inspiration through exposure to new cultures, interests, and experiences.
Unlike an artist residency program, the apexart Fellowship provides a rich, 30-day schedule of non-art activities, all while requiring Fellows to refrain from producing creative works. The apexart Fellowship schedule prioritizes educational experiences that are outside of the Fellow’s stated interests. This diversity of activities leaves Fellows with new ideas, approaches, and content to incorporate into their creative practices.
In doing new and interesting things, and having time away from their usual responsibilities, apexart Fellows can reflect on what they do with greater perspective. apexart Fellows keep a public journal for the duration of their program, and participate in a recorded exit interview at the end of their Fellowship, which can be found online.
By providing a space for contemplation and exposure to new experiences, the apexart Fellowship is designed to be a catalyst for creativity.
Fellows are required to keep a public journal for the duration of their Fellowship. Read about Fellows’ experiences in their own words.
Fellowship Exit Interview
At the end of each Fellowship, we ask Fellows about their past 30 days. Watch our archive of over 75 videos.
Have questions about how we select our Fellows, or what the program entails? Read on, right here.
Check out some of the exciting adventures planned for our Fellows.
International Sample Schedule
NYC Sample Schedule
Fellowship in the News
Read NewsWhistle's interview
with apexart Director of Programs Elizabeth Larison on the mission of the apexart Fellowship.
|Recent NYC Fellow
Pratima Thakali - Kathmandu, Nepal
Fellowship dates: Jan 5 - Feb 3, 2017
Visiting from: Kathmandu, Nepal
|Recent International Fellow
Lynn Sullivan - Cape Town, South Africa
Fellowship dates: Dec 28 - Jan 27, 2017
Destination: Cape Town, South Africa
Learn about the interesting individuals traveling to NYC and to international locations in the coming months.
Roam the archives from the past 15 years and stumble upon talks, videos, and more brought to us by previous Fellows.