MONDAY, OCTOBER 23rd @ VAE RALEIGH
IGNITE SPEED DATES are thematized 30-minute one-on-ones with area smartypants so you can get your most pressing questions answered.
This special Speed Date edition is designed to give you feedback on your North Carolina Arts Council's Artist Fellowship applications.
This fellowship gives ambitious, committed artists $10,000 to further their creative careers. It is one of the biggest awards available to artists in this state, and VAE wants to help you put together your best possible application!
Choreographers and visual, craft, and film/video artists are welcomed to apply. Application Deadline: November 1, 2017.
This round of Speed Dates gives you the chance to take the most-finalized rough draft from 90% to 100%!
Grab yourself a date before it's too late!
HOW IT WORKS
We'll host 2 grant administrators from the North Carolina Arts Council and two past fellowship recipients as your dates!
- Artist statement
- Fellowship narratives
The more polished materials you send, the more useful the feedback you'll get! If you wish to have the gurus advise your on your choice of images, you will need to bring a laptop/tablet/phone on which to show them during your date. Please do not email us your application images.
Once you have completed this form you will be automatically rerouted to an outside scheduling site to choose your gurus (two max) and meeting time slots.
NOTE: This event will be held from 2-6 pm on Monday, October 23. That time frame is just when the gurus are available to meet. You are not expected to be at the event the whole four hours it's happening. You get to pick who you meet with and when (depending on availability- register today for best selection). Pick and choose up to TWO experts(s) to suit your needs and schedule!
STEP ONE: Complete the registration form through Wufoo [CLICK HERE]. You will be asked for your contact information and a short survey of questions to help the gurus understand your needs. This event is FREE for current VAE members and $10 for non-members.
- What is your artistic media & discipline?
- What are the five words that BEST describe your creative work?
- What kind of advice or feedback are your especially hoping for?
* This Speed Date will require submitting your fellowship application. If you have it ready to go, you can upload pdfs of your resume, artist statement, and fellowship narratives when you register. If you need more time to work, you can email these files to Laken by October 19 and she will pass them on to your dates to review prior to your meeting.
STEP TWO: Once you've completed step one and registered, we'll give you a link to an outside scheduling service called Sign Up Genius where you will choose the guru(s) and time(s) you want – remember! MAX is TWO gurus + time selection per registrant. Once you've done that and hit submit, you're 100% registered!
MEET YOUR DATES
Anjanée Bell, Dance and Outreach Director, North Carolina Arts Council
Anjanée is an artist, dancer, choreographer, educator and visionary, who's ready to put you in the running for the Artist Fellowship! She has experience in arts management, the non-profit arts sector in North Carolina, artist-facing expertise, and arts presenting, so she can help you explain and highlight your scope of practice - because she gets it! She specializes in choreography, but has smarts and experience across the board!
Heather Gordon, Durham based Visual Artist, 2014-15 NCAC Fellowship Recipient
Heather maps the poetry of people’s lives using numbers and geometry. Her work has extended to include site-specific installations and performance-based collaborations. Her work has been featured in CAM Raleigh, SECCA, Ackland Art Museum, 21C Durham and Waterworks, and has traveled to San Francisco, Huston, and to ArtPrize7. In addition to receiving the NCAC Fellowship, Gordon won Durham's ArtPrize7 PITCH NIGHT and was the Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grant recipient.
Stacey Kirby, Durham based Visual Artist,, 2014-15 NCAC Fellowship Recipient
Stacey's 'performative interactions' and collaborative projects combine installation and performance in alternative, private and public spaces. Fueled by the current political climate and issues of citizenship, Kirby invites visitors to become active participants in her work to empower the voice within all of us. Kirby is a recipient of the ArtPrize Eight Juried Grand Prize (2016), the NC Arts Council Artist Fellowship for Visual Artists (2014-15), an ArtPrize Pitch Night Grant (2016) for North Carolina and an Indies Arts Award from the Independent Weekly (Durham, NC) for her participation in the BAIN Project (2009). She is nominee for the Anonymous Was A Woman Award (2017) a finalist for the 1858 Prize by the Gibbes Museum of Art (Charleston, SC) for contemporary southern art. Kirby has also been awarded artist residencies throughout the U.S.
Jeff Pettus, Senior Program Director, Artists & Communities at the North Carolina Arts Council
Jeff oversees most of the grants programs and services to artists and arts organizations at the NC Arts Council. He's seen his fair share of amazing grant and fellowship applications in his 20+ years at the NCAC. If there's anyone to show you what not to do, he's the one! Plus, this Princeton grad has worked in book publishing and art museum administration, so he has a few tricks up his sleeve!