CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 15, 2017 — The Franklin Street Arts Collective (FRANK Gallery) will begin accepting applications for a one-year emerging artist apprentice program on April 1, 2017. The program will provide the selected artist(s) with opportunities for professional development, exposure, and collaboration with the gallery, its members and local arts organizations.
“The residency program allows FRANK to give promising young artists an opportunity to learn the business of art through a truly hands-on experience, and from within a creative and supportive community,” said Torey Mishoe, Gallery Manager.
The program seeks to foster mutual growth between the apprentice, and the gallery artists. The apprentice’s participation in the collective offers the benefits of a FRANK membership, including exhibition opportunities in the gallery, mentorship from professional artists, and unrivaled access to the professional arts community in Chapel Hill and the Triangle. As an apprentice artist, the selected artist(s) will be expected to fulfill the duties of a member artist which include working in the gallery and serving on gallery committees, hosting artist talks, demonstrations, and/or workshops, and assisting in developing a community outreach exhibit.
Artists will be selected primarily on the strength of their artwork; apprenticeship will last for one year. Applicants must be under 35 years old. Individuals from groups underrepresented in visual arts organizations are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
Applications will be accepted from April 1 – 30, 2017 online at www.frankisart.com/emerging. We will not accept mailed or emailed applications. Questions can be directed to email@example.com. Candidates will be notified by May 15, 2017. The residency will run from August 2017 to July 2018.
FRANK Gallery is a 501c3 non-profit organization promoting local artists since 2010.