All Hamiltonian fellows receive gallery representation for the duration of their tenure. They will also have two focus shows at Hamiltonian Gallery, for which they are asked to create a new body of work. Fellows are also asked to collaborate and exhibit alongside their peers in several group exhibitions and are given the opportunity to show at international art fairs in Miami, New York and Washington, DC.
Hamiltonian Artists has established a pool of seasoned mentor artists, which the fellows may call upon for support and advice regarding their solo exhibitions and career. Based on their specific needs, fellows may draw on the support of one or all of the mentor artists.
All Hamiltonian Fellows receive an annual stipend of $1,000 to help defray exhibition, travel, and other expenses to encourage artistic experimentation and support other career-oriented breakthroughs.
critiques and exhibition support
While the Hamiltonian Fellows work towards creating a new body of work for their focus shows, each artist meets with their mentor to present and talk through their exhibition concepts and goals. In group critiques, the exhibiting fellow will receive constructive criticism and feedback about the execution of their exhibition and body of work from mentor artists, alumni and current fellows.
professional development lectures
Hamiltonian Artists offers a public Professional Development Speaker Series that focuses on helping artists advance their careers outside of their studio walls. During these interactive lectures and workshops established artists and art professionals offer candid insight into the art market and practical strategies for financial literacy, career development, business etiquette and entrepreneurship. The series is free and open to the public. Past topics have included: Reaching out to galleries and collectors, business and financial practices for artists, tax advice, writing a better artist statement, portfolio development, and grant seeking workshops.
public programming and community engagement
All Hamiltonian Fellows give an artist talk and participate in other public programming and outreach events targeting DC residents and the local arts community. These events are typically informal presentations and evening events that take place at Hamiltonian Gallery or offsite. They are designed to strengthen the fellow’s public presentation and speaking skills as well as create meaningful public engagement with the visual contemporary arts.