Sunday, December 21, 2014

Luminarts Fellowship Opportunity: 2015 Visual Arts Competition

Deadline: March 15, 2015 {ONLINE}

2015 Visual Arts Competition
Luminarts Fellowship Opportunity

Luminarts Cultural Foundation
Union League Club of Chicago
Chicago, IL
May 13, 2015

The Luminarts Cultural Foundation offers extensive opportunities for Luminarts Fellows, including grants/project support, lectures, workshops, mentorship and facilitated conversations that provide valuable insights into building a successful career in the arts and strengthening our community of participating artists.

The Visual Arts Competition awards five $5,000 grant awards and Luminarts Fellowships for excellence in visual arts (drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, moving image, etc.)

Applicants submit their images online for a preliminary blind juror panel. Finalists are selected for a second juror process that takes place in an exhibition at the Union League Club of Chicago. Finalists are asked to choose two pieces to exhibit during the exhibition. Following a private viewing throughout the day, the winners are selected by a final juror panel. Winners are announced in the evening during the Visual Arts Exhibition on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, hosted by Luminarts.

Eligibility and Guidelines

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
• Be between the ages of 18 and 30 years old on the date you apply
• Be currently enrolled in, or have previously graduated from, a degree program
• Live within 150 miles of the Union League Club of Chicago
• Be available to hang/setup your artwork at the Union League Club of Chicago on Monday, May 11, 2015 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (this is only required if you are selected as a finalist)
• Be available to attend the Visual Arts Exhibition and awards on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. (this is only required if you are selected as a finalist)

Image and Video Submission Guidelines
All images submitted should be of pieces able to be installed in a shared gallery space within a limited period of time. Any hung piece should not exceed 72 inches in any direction.

Applicants may submit up to three (3) images of artwork with their application or one (1) moving image video, but not both. Space will be provided on the application to include the requested details about each piece (title, dimensions, medium, date, etc.) Applicants will also include an artist statement with their application.

Applicants will be notified via email on or before Wednesday, April 1, 2015 if they have been selected as a finalist.

Complete details including link to online application available on website:

For questions about program eligibility contact Luminarts at or 312-435-5961.

Luminarts Cultural Foundation, Chicago