Fellows 2022 Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence
International Deadline: July 15, 2021 – In 2022 the Oak Spring Garden Foundation will award our annual Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence to one outstanding, early-career artist who is developing new works that address plants, gardens, or landscapes in the broad sense. This is our most prestigious artist award and is open to visual artists, literary artists, dancers, and musicians.
The award includes a $10,000 individual grant and requires a two-to-eight-week stay at Oak Spring. This fellowship will be granted to an exceptional artist who shows remarkable promise to contribute to a deeper understanding of the natural world, and humankind’s place in it.
The individual selected for this award will be asked to spend 2 – 8 weeks at Oak Spring where they will be able to meet with staff, explore our 700-acre landscape and our efforts in sustainable land management, and visit our rare book library that holds over 19,000 objects, including many examples of botanical art. The Fellow will have ample time and space to work independently on their own projects during their stay. The only requirement during their time at Oak Spring will be to give one 45-minute presentation with time for questions, to Oak Spring staff and any other fellows or residents who might be on site.
The Fellow will resident in a nicely appointed, self-catering accommodation during their time at Oak Spring. The fellow will have a private bedroom and bathroom, and share a living room and kitchen.
Eligible applicants must be early-career artists not enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in 2022. The successful Fellow must be self-directed and able to work independently while on site. Applicants are expected to show dedication to their artistic practice, clear connection to the natural world in their work, exceptional promise, and good communication skills.
Dates of your residency should be scheduled in consultation with OSGF staff and should fall between Sunday, May 15, 2022 – Saturday, September 24, 2022.
The selected Fellow should make travel arrangements to Dulles International Airport, where Oak Spring will arrange transportation for them to our estate in Upperville, VA.
A jury of established artists and arts administrators will review the applicants and select the 2022 Oak Spring Garden Foundation Eliza Moore Fellow.
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OSGF is an operating foundation dedicated to sharing the gifts and ideas of Rachel “Bunny” Mellon. Its mission is to support and inspire fresh thinking and bold action on the history and future of plants, including the art and culture of plants, gardens and landscapes.
Oak Spring Garden Foundation
1776 Loughborough Lane
Upperville, VA 20184