2021 Da Vinci Fellowships

2021 Da Vinci Fellowships

deadline: 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

Jay Walker

Raised in South Texas, Jay Walker received a BFA in Studio Art from Texas A&M in 2004, then went on to receive an MFA…

Raised in South Texas, Jay Walker received a BFA in Studio Art from Texas A&M in 2004, then went on to receive an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA in 2006. Since then,…

Raised in South Texas, Jay Walker received a BFA in Studio Art from Texas A&M in 2004, then went on to receive an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA in 2006. Since then, he has created…

Tom Herbert

In his mixed media work, Tom Herbert explores various concepts of abstraction through the use of repeated pattens and shapes.…

In his mixed media work, Tom Herbert explores various concepts of abstraction through the use of repeated pattens and shapes. His use of fractured elements to create designs gives his work an kinetic energy…

In his mixed media work, Tom Herbert explores various concepts of abstraction through the use of repeated pattens and shapes. His use of fractured elements to create designs gives his work an kinetic energy that keeps the…

Sam Koren
Rachel Zimmerman

Rachel Zimmerman is an InLiquid artist…

Rachel Zimmerman is an InLiquid artist…

Rachel Zimmerman is an InLiquid artist…

Kitty Caparella
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