ARTIST: Post MFA Fellow

  • Deadline:
    April 6, 2012, 11:55 p.m.
  • Location:
    Ohio State University, Department of Art, 258 Hopkins Hall, Columbus, Ohio, 43210, US

Positions: Two (2) Fellowship Appointments (2 semesters / 9 months)

Fellowship Funding: $18,000 plus benefits.
Adjunct teaching assignments also possible at the lecturer rate. (1 course/ semester. Up to 2 courses total)

Start Date: Fall Semester (August 22, 2012)

Application Web Site:

The Ohio State University’s Department of Art is searching for two (2) Post-MFA fellows for the 2012 -2013 school year. These fellowship opportunities are available and open to artists working in the medium(s) of Art and Technology, Ceramics, Glass, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Artists working in hybrid modes, including those that engage in social practice are also eligible.

Post MFA Fellowships at OSU include an $18,000.00 stipend to support individual research while in residence at OSU during the 2012-13 academic year. Additional remuneration is possible through a teaching assignment, based on program need. Primary focus for the fellow will be the development and creation of artwork.

Goals for the Post MFA Fellows are to work closely with the Department of Art faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students. It is also encouraged that the fellow utilizes the vast resources available at OSU. This includes 24-hour access to studio space in the fellow’s area(s) of focus, as well as borrowing privileges from the campus libraries. The fellowship concludes with an exhibition hosted by the Department of Art and a public speaking presentation.

Minimum Qualifications:

Eligibility is firmly contingent upon those who have completed their MFA degree since 2009. Applications from international candidates will be considered. Former Ohio State University undergraduate and graduate students are ineligible to apply. We are searching for applicants who have not had the opportunity to experience the campus and resources at OSU.

Application Procedure:

OSU will be using Slideroom to facilitate the application process for the Post MFA Fellowship. Upload the following materials at

- Visual documentation of work, including name, title, size, media, and date
(Work must have been completed within the last three years)
- Artist statement

- Statement of intent. Please provide specific reasons why you would like to be in residence at OSU.
- Resume / CV
- Names of three individuals that can provide recommendations

If interested in a teaching opportunity in addition to the residency, please provide any or all of the following:
- Sample syllabi of course(s) taught
- Examples of student work
- Statement of interest and qualifications in teaching

An incomplete application may exclude the applicant from consideration.

The Ohio State University is one of the nation’s largest, most comprehensive universities. The Columbus campus enrolls approximately 59,000 students, over 3,600 of whom are international students representing more than 100 countries. Ohio State offers approximately 11,700 courses in over one hundred departments, including graduate programs in virtually every profession.

The Department of Art at The Ohio State University offers an exceptional, nationally ranked MFA program and quality undergraduate programs that are recognized nationally and internationally. The department is a community of highly qualified artists, dedicated faculty, skilled staff and engaged students, who are fully committed to learning, research and service. Our faculty are accomplished professionals who make significant contributions to the cultural life of the university, city, state, nation, and world through research that results in creative activities, exhibitions, public lectures, and numerous related activities. We are committed to providing members of our community an intellectually stimulating environment, access to good studio spaces and connections to vast resources available on our campus. As a community we celebrate the production, examination, and evaluation of the visual arts as a people-centered enterprise, we preserve the core values of intellectual freedom and creative examination and take pride in the diversity of viewpoints and expertise that are essential elements of a rich environment for creative inquiry.

Resources available to the Fellows are consistent to those offered graduate students in the Department of Art. These include our comprehensive studios and labs. The University Fine Arts Library that holds over 40,000 volumes. Ohio State’s ACCAD is known internationally as one of the top centers for graduate students focused in animation and 3D modeling. The History of Art Department has a comprehensive visual resources and print collection of more than 450,000 items. The Wexner Center for the Arts presents exhibitions, dance, film, and performances by nationally and internationally known contemporary artists.

City Of Columbus is the state’s capital and largest city. Columbus is a thriving city in business, education and the arts. The Columbus Region is home to 20 theatre companies, 102 art galleries, and 18 museums. We have more park space per capita than any other U.S. city. We have a world-class symphony, ballet, and opera, and all sorts of diverse festivals and cultural events. We have great restaurants, amazing shopping, unique cultural districts, and an energizing nightlife.