Friday, February 14, 2014

Hallie Ford Fellowship in the Visual Arts

Deadline: March 14, 2014 (ONLINE)

Hallie Ford Fellowship in the Visual Arts
The Ford Family Foundation

Roseburg, Oregon
2014 Season

The Ford Family Foundation awards up to three unrestricted Hallie Ford Fellowships in the Visual Arts per calendar year, each in the amount of $25,000, to Oregon mid-career visual artists who have demonstrated a depth of sophisticated practice and potential for significant future accomplishment. These fellowships honor the late Hallie Ford, co-founder of The Ford Family Foundation based in Roseburg, Oregon who left a legacy of a life-long interest in and support of the visual arts. She believed strongly that others should have the opportunity to realize and fulfill their talents. The Hallie Ford Fellowships in the Visual Arts are one way in which the Foundation Board intends to sustain her contributions and founding role by actively supporting the people she grew to know and respect for their work during her lifetime.

Recipients are chosen based on the evolution of their work, the quality of their existing work, and the promise of future potential. They are chosen by a panel of arts professionals familiar with the work of Oregon visual artists, the national contemporary art discipline, and who are experienced in fellowship selection processes.


Application is open to any Oregon visual artist actively producing new work who meet the following criteria:
• be a practicing visual artist currently producing works of art in the fields of fine and contemporary art and craft;
• be a full-time resident of Oregon for at least 36 months prior to the application deadline, provide legal proof of residency if awarded a fellowship, and remain a resident through the duration of the grant period;
• be 30 years of age or older at the time of application;
• evidence, through appropriate documentation, seven (7) or more years of serious, active professional participation in his/her medium;
• not be enrolled in a degree-seeking program, either part-time or full-time at the time of application or during the successive grant period.

Visual Arts Medium: The Foundation recognizes that advancement is being made in a broad array of visual arts mediums and, therefore, does not want to be unnecessarily restrictive. The Foundation will accept applications from any visual arts medium with the exception of film, video and animation. However, it will emphasize the more classic disciplines in the early years of the Fellowships, in keeping with Mrs. Ford's interests and experiences.

The Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability or religion.

Selection Process:

A jury of five arts professionals, representing a wide range of expertise and experience in the practice and/or curation of art and craft and fellowship selection processes, will review all applications independently. They will then convene as a group to deliberate on a pool of semi-finalists to arrive at a collective recommendation to the Foundation of three finalists based on the quality, evolution and the effect the Fellowship will have on the candidates' work. The use of the award funding is unrestricted.

Full details available on website:

Online Application via CaFE:

Questions? Contact the Foundation by emailing:

Ford Family Foundation
Home Office | 1600 NW Stewart Parkway | Roseburg, OR 97471-1957
Local: (541) 957-5574 | Fax: (541) 957-5720
For general questions:

Scholarship Office | 440 E. Broadway, Suite 200 | Eugene, OR 97401
Toll Free: (877) 864-2872 | Local: (541) 485-6211 | Fax: (541) 485-6223
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