More information to be released shortly about the 2019-2020 FRANK Emerging Artist Program

Applications Applications will be accepted from November 1 to December 31, 2018

The Franklin Street Arts Collective (FRANK Gallery) will begin accepting applications for a one-year emerging-artist apprentice program shortly. The program will provide the selected artist with the benefits of a FRANK membership. These include exhibition opportunities in the gallery, mentorship from professional artists, and unrivaled access to the professional arts community in Chapel Hill and the Triangle.

 The Franklin Street Arts Collective (FRANK Gallery) will begin accepting applications for a one-year emerging-artist apprentice program on November 1, 2018. The program will provide the selected artist with the benefits of a FRANK membership. These include exhibition opportunities in the gallery, mentorship from professional artists, and unrivaled access to the professional arts community in Chapel Hill and the Triangle.

 “Our Emerging Artist Program gives promising young artists a unique opportunity to hone their artistic skills and learn the business behind art while being supported by a group of creative and professional local artists,” says Natalie Knox, the gallery manager. 

 The apprentice artist will be expected to fulfill the duties of a member artist, which include: working in the gallery; serving on gallery committees; hosting artist talks and/or workshops; and assisting in developing a community outreach exhibit. 

 The artist will be selected primarily on the strength of his or her artwork. Apprenticeship will last for one year.  Applicants must be under 35 years old. Individuals from groups underrepresented in visual arts organizations are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Applications will be accepted from November 1 to December 31, 2018, online via the link below (will be up shortly!) We will not accept mailed or emailed applications. Questions can be directed to info@frankisart.com. Candidates will be notified by February 15, 2019. The residency will run from June 2019 to July 2020.

 Here is what Austin Cathey says after his 2018 apprenticeship:

“Although my art education at UNCA was crucial for me, being at FRANK has allowed me to learn so many essential aspects about being a professional practicing artist involved with a gallery. I’m incredibly grateful to everyone at FRANK for being so welcoming, helpful and supportive. I especially enjoyed my time as a member of the hanging committee, as it’s immensely rewarding to help put group exhibitions together. In a few weeks I will be starting the Masters of Fine Arts program at Miami University in Ohio. I have no doubt that FRANK was instrumental in elevating my art to another level, thus helping me to get into such a program.” 


APPLICATION INFORMATION

There will be one residency offered annually. Work will be juried by member artists of the collective. All media will be considered. Selection will be based primarily on the strength of the art work. Submissions can be made from from November 1 to December 31 via a link found on this website.
Only online submissions will be considered. Do not email or mail any submissions to the gallery. 

Basic requirements:

  • At least, 5 but no more than 10, professional quality digital images.

  • Artist Statement 200 words or less.

  • Artist Bio 200 words or less.

  • CV one page maximum.

  • Your website address, primary phone number, e-mail address, mailing address, date of birth.

Candidates will be notified by February 15, 2019. The residency will run from June 2019 to July 2020.  


2017-2018 Apprentice Program for Emerging Artists

We will begin accepting applications on April 1, 2017, check back here for information and instructions for submission.

We are seeking a promising young artist, age 20 to 35, for our one-year apprenticeship program. We hope to provide him or her with the opportunity for professional development while also diversifying our membership. The apprentice artist will work with gallery members to share their expertise, explore new ideas, and foster mutual growth. Selection will be based primarily on the strength of the art work. All qualified applicants are welcome to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

The apprentice artist will receive these benefits:

  • Participation in the collective as a non-voting member

  • Mentorship by experienced, professional artists

  • Waiver of membership fees ($740 total)

  • A featured exhibit, participation in the Members' Spotlight, and possible opportunities for other group shows at FRANK

  • 75 percent commission on sales of his/her art work through FRANK Gallery

  • Unrivaled access to the arts community in Chapel Hill and the triangle

In return, like regular gallery members, he or she will:

  • Participate in gallery committees, attend meetings, and assist in planning of gallery events

  • Perform two shifts of gallery duty (8 - 10 hours) per month

  • Give an artist talk or demonstration during a scheduled salon in conjunction with featured exhibition

  • Help develop a community outreach exhibit and/or program


Link for 2018 Submissions will be open shortly, stay tuned!

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