I read through the About and Apply pages, but I’m still not really sure what I’d be doing as a fellow in the program. Could you summarize it in a few sentences?
Yes! You will be creating artistic work, whether it is music, visual art, or writing, based specifically on the artistic works of your cohort members, over the course of four weeks.
At the beginning of the program, you and your cohort brainstorm an overarching theme, such as identity, ghost, or sacrifice. Over the next week, your cohort will make art around that theme; the following week, work will be swapped, and you will draw inspiration from the specific narratives, concepts, characters, colors, and sounds that your fellow cohort mates have created in their first artworks to create a new work. This process (brainstorm, making new work, swapping, and then making inspired work) occurs over the span of two weeks and takes place twice, thus making the full fellowship program four weeks long.
During each week, you also request feedback from a discipline-specific mentor of your choice so you may grow in skill and technique.
I’m interested in applying as a fellow for music, but I don’t compose my own works. Can I still participate? If so, what would I be doing?
Absolutely. You would be selecting a musical work each week and performing it.
With that said, we do offer mentorship in composition with Ms. Grace Coberly, so if composition is up your alley, we would love for you to join us.
I’m interested in screenwriting/playwriting/digital art/a sub-discipline of the creative arts not specifically offered by the CAC. Can I still apply, and how would the mentorship process work?
You are more than welcome to apply. While none of our mentors are specifically focused or oriented towards the sub-discipline of your choice, they are nonetheless highly experienced in their craft as a whole to provide you with exemplary feedback.
How do the mini-scholarships work?
The mini-scholarships are $100 each and offered to the three fellows who exhibit the most drive and passion in their discipline and beyond with the goal of helping them jumpstart artistic projects and pursuits. Fellows have the option of applying for these small grants in the last week of the program; they will be required to submit a short written application describing their vision and what the money will be used towards. Winners will be chosen based on the quality of the grant application and the nominations of mentors and cohort leaders.
I live overseas; am I still eligible?
The program takes place completely online, so we encourage you to apply.
Will applying for more than one discipline hurt my chances in any one application?
Not at all. However, please do keep in mind that we evaluate quality over quantity.
I’m not exactly sure if I qualify as ‘emerging’ with the requirements you’ve listed.
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