The Claire Rosen & Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists

Deadline
Overview
Eligibility
Award
Application Instructions
Electronic Portfolio Guidelines
Contact

DEADLINE:

Each school has its own nomination process and internal deadline. Please check with your school for their specific application process and deadline.

The deadline by which TGS must receive each school’s finalist nomination is Friday, January 31, 2014.



OVERVIEW:

The Claire Rosen & Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists was created by Nik Edes, president of the Edes Foundation and son of longtime arts supporters Claire and Samuel Edes. The Prize is intended to support the recipient’s art-making and enable the advancement of a professional career in the arts.

ELIGIBILITY:

For the fellowship year May 1 2014 – April 30 2015:

  • A current graduate student who will be graduating in Spring (June) 2014 or Summer (August) 2014, or
  • A recent alumnus who graduated in June 2009 or later, and
  • Enrolled in or having graduated from the School of Music, School of Communication, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, or School of Continuing Studies in one of the following disciplines:
    • Music Performance (Music Composition applications will be accepted in the next award cycle, 2015)
    • Theatre and Drama
    • Writing for the Screen and Stage
    • Performance Studies
    • Directing
    • Theatre Design
    • Creative Writing
    • Art Theory and Practice


AWARD:

$30,000 to be used within the 12 months following the award date (May 2014 through April 2015) and in any way that enables the advancement of a professional career in the arts.

Acceptable uses of the award include:

  • Domestic or international travel
  • Cost of living while pursuing a career in the arts
  • Anything that significantly enhances the awardee’s artistic capacity, skill, or talent to advance the recipient’s art-making and professional career.

The award may not be used for the following:

  • to fund a collective; that is, the prize must fund an individual
  • to cover full-time, post-graduate studies
  • for those who are employed full-time during the award period

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Each school has its own nomination process. Nominations must be submitted by each school’s designated nominator by the deadline. Students/alum should contact their program/school for information, as there may be additional application requirements and eligibility criteria.

School Representatives:

Each school’s faculty nominator will gather the following materials into one PDF (plus the electronic portfolio or link to online portfolio) and submit it electronically to Kate Veraldi on or before the deadline:

  • Application Form
  • Resume/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A selection of reviews of the applicant’s work (if applicable)
  • Essay/Artist’s Statement (no more than 500 words): Explain/justify your current and future body of work.
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Plan and budget (no more than 200 words): What do you plan to accomplish during the one-year award period? Outline how you plan to use the award.
  • Electronic Portfolio: Please follow the guidelines below specific to your discipline.


ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIO GUIDELINES:

Cinema and Media

  • Filmmakers, videographers, and artists working in film, video, and media should submit one sample of a film, video, or new media work (no longer than fifteen minutes).
  • Note whether the sample is a complete work or an excerpt and what role (director, co-director, writer, etc.) you played in creating the piece.
  • If desired, submit a 75-word description along with the work sample.

Creative and Dramatic Writing

  • Fiction, creative non-fiction, and other creative prose writers (including writers of graphic novels) should submit a complete work or excerpt of no more than 20, double spaced pages total (including any images, if working in mixed-media/graphic language arts).
  • Poets should submit no more than 15, single-spaced pages of their work.
  • Screenwriters and playwrights should submit up to a 40 page writing sample -- play, screenplay, or teleplay. Either a complete work or an excerpt of one or more works.
  • If desired, submit a 75-word description along with the work sample

Performance and Theatre

  • Directors and performers should submit a six minute sample video documentation of a performance.
  • Directors working on devised pieces or adaptations can submit a writing sample following the guidelines for the relevant discipline as described above.
  • Note whether the sample is a complete work or an excerpt, and whether the work is finished or in progress.
  • Up to five still images may be submitted in addition to the timebased documentation. JPEGS on CD should be high-resolution.
  • Theatre and performance designers should submit CD or DVD with Powerpoint presentation of sample portfolio, consisting of up to 15 slides.
  • If desired, submit a 75-word description (hard copy) along with the work sample.

Music

  • Composers should submit an excerpt of a clearly reproduced bound score along with a six-minute sample recording. Composers who do not use traditional scores should include a note of explanation along with the work sample.
  • Performers should submit a 10-minute video recording of their work. The recorded sample may comprise either a single ten-minute performance or two shorter performances of approximately five minutes each. Applicants who would like the admissions panel to listen to something other than the first five minutes of a submitted work sample should clearly mark the score and track where the excerpt begins. Note whether the sample is a complete work or an excerpt, and whether the work is finished or in progress.
  • If desired, submit a 75-word description (hard copy) along with the work sample.

Visual Arts

  • Visual artists should submit a portfolio of recent work in the form of a pdf or Powerpoint (please make the file size reasonably small as it will be distributed via e-mail). This may include up to 20 images and links to digital or audio files that may be accessed on the internet.


REVIEW PROCESS AND TIMELINE:

Finalists are expected to appear in person on a designated date for in-person interviews and presentations in front of a faculty jury representing the eligible schools/disciplines.

  • Friday, January 31, 2014 Deadline for receipt of each school’s finalist’s application materials
  • Mid-March (exact date TBD) In-person interviews/presentations with finalists
  • April 2014 Finalists are notified
  • May 1 2014 12-month prize period begins

CONTACT:

For additional information, contact Kate Veraldi.