Who Should Apply?

Hamiltonian Artists encourages all interested artists who have not had prior gallery representation to apply for this competitive, two-year fellowship program. Artists from around the nation are eligible to apply, but should consider the strong participatory nature of the fellowship program.


The Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship program serves as a steppingstone for emerging visual artists who have finished their academic training and are looking to transition into a professional art career. Inspired by the post-doctoral education model of the sciences, the fellowship program seeks to create a stimulating environment for continued artistic and professional growth.

Through a comprehensive suite of professional exhibition opportunities and hands-on, skill-building trainings, all Hamiltonian Fellows gain valuable insight into the contemporary art market, while learning how to manage and promote their career. Through gallery exhibitions and art fairs, they enjoy heightened visibility and actively grow their professional networks over the course of the two-year program.


The Nuts and Bolts

Hamiltonian is committed to providing professional exhibition and development opportunities to all artists for the entire duration of their fellowship. In return, fellows are expected to participate in a core set of activities and are asked to take full advantage of the various resources provided to via the fellowship and Hamiltonian Gallery.

For the duration of their tenure, all fellows will receive gallery representation from Hamiltonian Gallery. Should a fellow decide to move on to other artistic opportunities or receives representation with another commercial gallery during his or her term, Hamiltonian Artists reserves the right to offer the fellowship position to an alternate candidate.


The Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed by an External Review Panel that is selected for their breadth of knowledge and expertise in the field of contemporary art. The roster of panelists changes annually and is composed of art professionals, including gallerists, art collectors, curators, and established artists. The review panel will choose ten finalists who will be contacted by the Hamiltonian staff for personal interviews. Based on the result from these interviews, the External Review Panel will then select the top five finalists, who will be informed about their status in May/June.


Required Application Materials

All applicants must prepare the following and fill into text fields within the application.

  1. Letter of Interest

  2. A resume/CV including contact information for two references

  3. Ten (10) work samples (Accepted formats: pdf, jpg, gif, mp3, mp4, m4a, png, mov, avi, mpg) 

    *For new media artists, individual samples of videos should not be more than 3 minutes in length. Please label each image file with the name of the piece and your initials, not your full name.  Correct: PG_untitled2.jpgIncorrect: PhilipGrain_untitled2.jpg

  4. A correlating list of works, including title, media, dimensions and year executed (in MS doc)

  5. Artist Statement

  6. Although not required, you may submit up to 3 other supporting materials such as press coverage, reviews, and other public write-ups about you or your work (in PDF)



Wednesday, March 20, 2019