Call for Applications: FANOON TEACHING ARTIST FELLOWSHIP 2020-21


Deadline: April 15, 2020, 11pm

The Fanoon Teaching Artist Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar is a 9-month printmaking publishing and teaching residency for emerging to mid-career teaching artists. During the academic year, fellows will design and co-teach a two-semester Master Class in the Painting + Printmaking Department, which introduces undergraduate students to critical topics and cross/multi-disciplinary approaches within the expanded field of contemporary print media. Residents will be given a studio space and the opportunity to further develop their art practice, and work with faculty members, students, and visiting artists, to create a community of artists engaged in scholarly activity and research.

The Fanoon Teaching Artist Fellowship will result in the production of a new limited editioned art project, as part of the Fanoon print Publishing Program/Master Class. Teaching artists fellows will collaborate with the students and department staff to engage in a project which explores print media’s expanded role within contemporary art practice.

  • A nine-month appointment as a Fanoon Teaching Artist Fellowship.
  • Stipend (60,000 USD).
  • Art materials budget (5,000 USD per semester).
  • Free off-campus furnished housing.
  • Access to a private studio and university facilities.
  • Monthly local transportation allowance.
  • Round-trip economy class airfare from the home destination, at the beginning and end of the fellowship.
  • Possibility for a solo exhibition in Doha, Qatar in Spring 2021.
  • MFA/Ph.D. in Studio Art, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2-5 years of university-level teaching experience or 5-7 years of professional experience.
  • Must possess a well-developed scholarly portfolio in the area of specialization, which is supported by an exhibition record  that is national and/or international in scope.
  • Strong collaboration skills, and demonstrate enthusiasm toward teaching and interacting within a multicultural environment.
  • Conversant with contemporary art issues, critical theory, and contemporary studio practice.
  • Creative practices that are conversant with topics and issues related to the MENA region and its expanded diaspora communities.
  • Solid experience in contemporary art publishing practices.
  • Residents must develop and co-teach a two semester-long Master Class in the Painting + Printmaking department during the 2020-21 academic year (more information on proposal template). The course will result in the production of an editioned project, as part of the Fanoon print publishing program.
  • Maintain an active studio practice, which culminates in an exhibition in Doha, Qatar in Spring 2021.
  • Become an active member of the university/Doha art community. Fellows will be asked to participate in open studio events throughout the residency, and present a public lecture about their work.

To apply, submit the following application materials via VCU eJobs at Documents should be saved as PDFs, using the following file naming format: last name_first name_letter of interest; last name_first name_cv, etc.

  • 1-page letter of interest that conveys the relevant academic and professional experience.
  • CV/resume.
  • Artist statement and bio.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Sample syllabus from the previous course taught.
  • Outline for Master Class proposal template link here.
  • 20 images of personal work; 20 image examples of student work (for video work: upload to Vimeo, and include a non-password protected link in student work document).
  • List of three professional references, including names with titles and contact information (references will not be checked prior to candidates’ approval).
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