Thursday March 23, 2023 | by Andrew Page

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: VCU fellowship aimed at recent graduates of MFA programs is a 9-month paid opportunity to teach and work

If you've graduated from an MFA program and are looking for an opportunity to advance your career and get teaching experience along the way, you might be interested in The VCUarts Emerging Artist Fellowship in Craft/Material Studies, but the deadline is fast approaching. This 9-month residency begins Aug 16, 2023 and continues through May 15, 2024, and offers not only access to studio facilities at the VCU Craft and Materials Study program, but a teaching stipend, research grant, and housing. In exchange, Fellows will teach two courses each semester, present a lecture, and serve as a special guest critic and/or speaker.

The program is aimed at recent MFA grads with a focus on fiber, metal, or glass. You must have graduated within the past five years, and you cannot have graduated from VCU's MFA program, or have previously taught there. This opportunity is made possible through the Windgate Foundation.

Among the qualifications: the ability to incorporate conceptual and technical skill development to advanced undergrad students, as well as a solid foundation in craft skills. Collaborative skills, enthusiasm for teaching, and a commitment to equity and diversity are also key areas for potential applicants to bring.

The successful applicant will sing a part-time adjunct contract and receive a salary of "up to $31,000" with includes the housing and studio allowance. As a part-time position, it will not include benefits.

If interested, act fast, as the deadline to apply is March 30, 2023. More info, including application materials, are available at VCUjobs. Questions may be emailed to

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