The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) will be among the 2022 Host Organization partners for the annual summer ArtTable Fellowship Program, which addresses the marked lack of diversity in arts employment.
Established in 2000, the ArtTable Fellowship provides quality real work experiences and mentorship to women-identifying students and/or emerging professionals from backgrounds generally underrepresented in the visual arts field. During the paid, five-to-eight week program, the fellows will work closely with established leaders in the field to gain exposure to a range of professional activities at first class leading museums and arts organizations. They also receive one-on-one mentoring from professionals working in their areas of interest that are ArtTable members.
“Only two locations were chosen in the Midwest,” said Jay Scherder, communications senior manager for the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis. “It’s an incredible honor for the Contemporary Art Museum to be selected for this program. It’s always exciting to see one of our grant recipients highlighted on the national level for their dedication to the arts and to the St. Louis community.”
The open call for the 2022 ArtTable Fellowship Program is now open, and applications from prospective candidates will be accepted until March 27, 2022 through this link http://bit.ly/ArtTableFellowship22.
The fellow selected by CAM will help to prepare for the 10th Great Rivers Biennial (GRB) exhibition, which will be on view from September 9, 2022, through February 12, 2023. Along with participation in exhibition planning, research, and design, the fellow will work on special 10th edition programs and activities. The Great Rivers Biennial, supported by the Gateway Foundation, features local artists selected by a jury of nationally recognized arts professionals. Each artist receives a $20,000 stipend and an exhibition at CAM. The artists selected for the 10th GRB are Yowshien Kuo, Yvonne Osei, and Jon Young.
The ArtTable Fellowship Program is open to women-identifying individuals who are currently enrolled in a graduate or pre/post-doc program, recent graduates (within 6 months of having completed all graduation requirements), and/or emerging professionals seeking career opportunities in the visual arts. Applicants must self-identify as being from cultural, racial, ethnic, and/or socio-economic backgrounds underrepresented in the field. Three of the eighteen positions are intended specifically for women identifying as Native American / Indigenous descent.