FRONT Art Futures Fellowship

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FRONT Art Futures Fellowship



FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art occupies a unique place in the arts ecosystem of Cleveland. As the organizer of a major international contemporary art exhibition and a convener of visual arts institutions in the region, FRONT is an important platform for artists to gain recognition and build careers. In this role, FRONT has a responsibility to help turn the tables on systemic inequity in the visual arts by increasing access to opportunities and resources for local artists of color.

FRONT is introducing a three-year Art Futures Fellowship program for emerging Northeast Ohio-based visual artists of color (Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian American Pacific Islander) that will provide significant and sustained financial and professional support for career development and opportunity. The Fellowship will be awarded on a three-year cycle to three recipients who live and work in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Portage, or Summit counties. Awardees will be honored at the FRONT Gala on Thursday, July 14, 2022.

Fellowship Award Includes:

• $25,000 in unrestricted support paid over the three-year period of the Fellowship.
• Two FRONT-funded and organized professional trips (one domestic and one international).
• Participation on FRONT 2025’s Artistic Team.
• Opportunity to work with the FRONT curatorial team to develop exhibition or programming opportunities in advance of the 2025 exhibition.
• Invitation to participate in the FRONT 2025 exhibition.
• Support from FRONT curatorial staff who will work with each Fellow to tailor their experience to support their career goals and FRONT 2025 project needs.
• Access to FRONT’s network of presenting partner institutions, established artists, gallerists, journalists, and curators who may offer advisory support.
• Small business advisory and professional development support with Assembly for the Arts.
• Public recognition at and a pair of VIP tickets to the FRONT 2022 Gala on Thursday, July 142022.

Application deadline: Wednesday, May 112022


Please provide salary range, if applicable: $25,000