PREVIEW OF REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS
FOR QUEER|ART|MENTORSHIP
 

GENERAL INFO

  • Name, address, contact info, and photo/headshot

 

ESSAY QUESTIONS

  • Describe a formative experience that you've had with queer culture.

    1500 character limit, includes spaces. Approximately 250 words.

  • Describe your artistic practice; how you and it have evolved; and how you would like to see yourself and your art develop. Please reference the work samples submitted in this application.

    3000 character limit, includes spaces. Approximately 500 words.

  • Describe a specific project that you'd like to work on with a Mentor during the 2018-2019 Fellowship.

    3000 character limit, includes spaces. Approximately 500 words.

  • For Curatorial Applicants: Please identify which aspects of the curatorial responsibilities outlined below hold the greatest interest for you to gain experience doing? How could that experience contribute to your practice overall? Separate from the QAM Annual, what other opportunities to further your practice will you pursue during the program (provide at least one example)?

    Beginning with the 2018-2019 cycle of Queer|Art|Mentorship, prospective Fellows in Curatorial Practice apply to participate as a curator-in-residence during the program. As such, they can expect to engage with their peers working in Film, Literature, Performance, and Visual Art and take a leading role in the curatorial process for organizing the QAM Annual. This includes conducting studio visits with each of the other Fellows in the program, working with each artist to select content for final presentation, organizing materials and content for exhibition and an accompanying publication, drafting curatorial text as part of the exhibition and publication, and working with Queer|Art to plan and produce all elements of installation and related live events. Throughout this process, Queer|Art staff actively supports and supervises the Fellow, guiding them through the curatorial process: first by developing realistic expectations in collaboration with the Fellow and their Mentor, and then subsequently by providing clear deadlines and regular follow-up for each phase of exhibition, event, and publication planning. A separate budget—including support for installation materials, installation labor, publication printing, promotion, et al.—is allocated for the annual exhibition and managed by the Fellow in collaboration with Queer|Art staff.

  • Describe why you're interested in the Queer|Art|Mentorship Program; what you feel participation would mean for your life, art, and career; and what you can offer to the Mentor relationship and other participants in the Program. You may mention the Mentors in the field(s) to which you are applying to help frame your response.

    1500 character limit, includes space. Approximately 250 words.

 

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS

  • CV (2 pages max., uploaded as a PDF)
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation 
  • Work Samples
    • Images (up to 12)
    • Text (up to 10 pages, with title page)
    • Video (up to 12 minutes)
    • Sound (up to 12 minutes)

 

WORK SAMPLES SPECIFICATIONS
 

Please use the following specifications when formatting your work sample materials:

Images

Submit up to 12 images using the following specifications:

  • File size: No larger than 10MB (each)
  • File formats accepted: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .tif, .tiff, .bmp, .tga
  • Include title, medium, and year in description

Text

Upload a PDF that includes:

  • A title page with your name, title of your work(s), and year the work(s) was completed (does not count towards 10 page maximum)
  • Up to 10 pages of screenplay, prose, poetry, or play which best represent your work within the past five years. If you are excerpting a larger work, you are strongly advised to include substantial portions, rather than small fragments. Documents must be in manuscript form, double spaced with 12 point typeface.
  • File format: PDF
  • File size: No larger than 20MB (each)

Video

For Film and Video you may submit one or two recent (within the last five years) work samples via upload or online link. The panel will view 10-12 minutes of your work sample. If submitting longer work, please specify 10-12 minute segment for panel to review in the description.

  • File size: No larger than 500MB (each)
  • File formats accepted: .m4v, .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .flv, .asf, .mpeg, .mpg, .mkv
  • Online links: Via YouTube or Vimeo only (link must be public, no passwords)
  • Include title, length, and year in description

Sound

Sound files may be submitted via upload or online link. The panel will review 10-12 minutes of your work sample. If submitting longer work, please specify 10-12 minute segment for panel to review in the description.

  • File size: No larger than 60MB (each)
  • File formats accepted: .mp3, .wma, .ogg, .flac
  • Online links: Via SoundCloud only
  • Include title, length, and year in description

 

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
 

Please ask for two letters of recommendation from individuals who are  familiar with your goals and artistic work (max 500 words each). Requests submitted through SlideRoom application.

If you applied to a previous QAM cycles, your letter of recommendation is on file and will be accepted.

Please make sure to select previous year you applied on the first page of the application.