MAKERS’ MILL FELLOWSHIP
Our friends over at Makers’ Mill are seeking enthusiastic artists and makers for a new fellowship program. Makers’ Mill Fellows will create their own work in the space and support other maker members. Applicants should work in print, fiber, drawing, painting, or some combination and have an interest in community development. (Applicants who work outside of these media will be considered so long as their practice will be a good fit.)
Applications due by February 15, 2016. Click here to apply.
Makers’ Mill will provide Fellows with the time and resources to create a new body of work for exhibition while concurrently giving them teaching opportunities and exposure to nonprofit management. These competitive positions are ideal opportunities for artists seeking to further their artistic practice and gain professional development in a community studio space. Makers’ Mill Fellows will report to the Makers’ Mill Senior Fellow (and/or Manager).
Makers’ Mills Fellows will receive:
- free annual membership to Makers’ Mill ($480 value)
- solo or group exhibition at the Mill, as well as access to a group exhibition space at MCLA
- access to the Makers’ Mill creative community and teaching possibilities
- $400 stipend provided by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program over the course of the one-year term
- free financial & business workshops/coaching from Assets for Artists
For more on the fellow program and Makers’ Mill facilities, visit their website.
The North Adams Makers’ Mill is a shared studio and community making space. Makers’ Mill’s mission is to build and sustain our region’s creative community by support and empowering makers of all kinds. The Mill opened in June 2015 in the northern Berkshires, and as of October 2015, they have over 70 members. The Mill has equipment to support all kinds of creative making from sewing, weaving, and knitting to screen printing, relief printing, drawing, painting, and collage.
Assets for Artists is a professional development program for creative entrepreneurs. Our goal is to equip artists with the tools to sustain the creative work they love throughout a lifetime. Our projects include a matched savings program (which helps artists develop a business plan and raise the seed capital to fund it), free financial and business training workshops for artists in all disciplines, creative place-making programs in several communities, and a newly launched residency at our home base – the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA.