2021 Da Vinci Fellowships

2021 Da Vinci Fellowships

This Deadline Expired: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Inspired by the vision of Da Vinci Art Alliance’s founders, The Da Vinci Fellowship Program was created in 2018 to better serve the DVAA Membership and the evolving arts communities in Philadelphia. The Da Vinci Fellowship program builds off of DVAA’s founding mission to “build community through art” by annually supporting under-represented voices, innovative ideas, and underserved artists. The Da Vinci Fellowship Program has three distinct tracks that provide equitable opportunities for local creators by guiding them through the curatorial and exhibition process, resulting in an exhibition in DVAA’s gallery spaces. Fellows are encouraged to take risks, experiment, and pursue ambitious exhibition concepts and themes with the support of DVAA staff and resources. Proposed projects may explore a central theme, works from a common medium, showcase a specific community, or involve any number of collaborators.

What the program offers:

Learn more about eligibility and application requirements here

THE KATHRYN PANNEPACKER FELLOW:

Named for textile/visual/community artist Kathryn Pannepacker who revitalized DVAA in 1997 and who continues to work deeply with local communities around criminal justice, homelessness, substance abuse and other mental/behavioral health challenges.

THE MICHELLE ANGELA ORTIZ FELLOW:

Named for Michelle Angela Ortiz and her 20 years of work using her art to represent people and communities whose histories are often lost or co-opted.

THE LINDA LEE ALTER FELLOW:

This Fellowship track is named for Philadelphia artist, collector, and philanthropist known for celebrating women and LGBTQ+ voices; Linda Lee Alter.

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION HERE

Diane Lachman

Diane Lachman is an InLiquid artist member.…

Diane Lachman is an InLiquid artist member.…

Diane Lachman is an InLiquid artist member.…

Gail Morrison-Hall

Gail Morrison-Hall finds inspiration in old buildings, Victorian Gingerbread architecture, a city or country she's traveled…

Gail Morrison-Hall finds inspiration in old buildings, Victorian Gingerbread architecture, a city or country she's traveled to, medieval manuscripts, the colors and patterns in the natural world, a quote,…

Gail Morrison-Hall finds inspiration in old buildings, Victorian Gingerbread architecture, a city or country she's traveled to, medieval manuscripts, the colors and patterns in the natural world, a quote, phrase, a question…

Maggie Mills

Maggie Mills' work investigates the landscape future generations will inherit. Addressing climate change, sprawl, and the…

Maggie Mills' work investigates the landscape future generations will inherit. Addressing climate change, sprawl, and the exploitation of natural resources, the modern plagues that define our environment.…

Maggie Mills' work investigates the landscape future generations will inherit. Addressing climate change, sprawl, and the exploitation of natural resources, the modern plagues that define our environment.…

Melissa Husted-Sherman

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and…

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the…

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the work over time. Light…

Morgan Dummitt

Sculptor Morgan Dummitt was born and raised in Manhattan, where he began studying the figure in 2005 at the Art Students…

Sculptor Morgan Dummitt was born and raised in Manhattan, where he began studying the figure in 2005 at the Art Students League of New York. In 2013 he earned a certificate in sculpture from the Pennsylvania…

Sculptor Morgan Dummitt was born and raised in Manhattan, where he began studying the figure in 2005 at the Art Students League of New York. In 2013 he earned a certificate in sculpture from the Pennsylvania Academy of the…

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