Monday, February 03, 2014

Hamiltonian Fellowship Program

Deadline: March 1, 2014 at 6:00pm (POSTMARK)

Hamiltonian Fellowship Program
Hamiltonian Artists

Washington, DC
2014 – 2016

Hamiltonian Artists’ mission is to build a dynamic community of innovative artists and effective visual art leaders by providing professional development opportunities to innovative new artists and by advancing their entrepreneurial success.

The Hamiltonian Fellowship Program serves as a steppingstone for emerging visual artists who have finished their academic training and are looking to transition into a professional art career. Inspired by the post-doctoral education model of the sciences, the fellowship program seeks to create a stimulating environment for continued artistic and professional growth.

Through a comprehensive suite of professional exhibition opportunities and hands-on, skill-building trainings, all Hamiltonian Fellows gain valuable insight into the contemporary art market, while learning how to manage and promote their career. Through gallery exhibitions and art fairs, they enjoy heightened visibility and actively grow their professional networks over the course of the two-year program.

Who Should Apply

Hamiltonian Artists encourages all interested artists who have not had prior gallery representation to apply for this competitive, two-year fellowship program. Artists from around the nation are eligible to apply, please should consider that strong participatory nature of the fellowship program.

Hamiltonian is committed to providing professional exhibition and development opportunities to all artists for the entire duration of their fellowship. In return, fellows are expected to participate in a core set of activities and are asked to take full advantage of the various resources provided to via the fellowship and Hamiltonian Gallery.

As a Hamiltonian Fellow you will receivee:

Representation by our partner, Hamiltonian Gallery, for the full duration of your fellowship.
Annual focus exhibitions at Hamiltonian Gallery.
Annual group exhibitions at Hamiltonian Gallery and various off-site locations.
Access to mentor artists for advice on planning upcoming exhibitions and other professional needs.
Mentor led group critiques for all exhibiting artists.
Regular seminars in art and business with leaders in the community.
An annual $1,000 stipend to cover career related expenses.
Potential participation in national and international art events and fairs.
Grant-writing experience and assistance.
Hands-on experience in the marketing and promotion of their work in a commercial gallery environment.
Post-fellowship placement assistance for artists looking for representation in other commercial galleries and positions in other art-related jobs.

How to Apply

All applicants must prepare the following items in electronic format on no more than two digital CDs.

  1. A completed application form
  2. A cover letter
  3. A resume/CV including contact information for two references
  4. 10 images of your work created in the last two years (in JPEG or PDF)
    * For new media artists, individual samples of videos should not be more than 3 minutes in length (in QuickTime or WMV)
  5. A correlating list of works, including title, media, dimension and year executed
  6. An artist statement (in MS doc)
  7. Although not required, you may submit up to 3 other supporting materials such as press coverage, reviews, and other public write-ups about you or your work (in PDF)

Application Fee: $25

Download Application Form in two formats:

MS Doc

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For questions about the Hamiltonian Fellowship, please e-mail:

Hamiltonian Artists
1353 U Street, NW
Suite 101
Washington DC, 20009