The MFU: MIAMI is the pilot semester of ArtCenter/South Florida’s Fellowship Program, which brings together distinguished faculty, alternative education initiatives, and cultural practitioners to foster dialogues and projects that shed light around contemporary realities in the cultural sphere and beyond it. The program provides residents interested in working outside traditional disciplinary boundaries with the resources, time, and feedback to develop programs and courses that will be taught in future iterations of ArtCenter’s Program for Applied Artistic Research. Each semester is designed in collaboration with a partner education initiative in an effort to build a dynamic, informal, and yet rigorous research platform within Miami. For this pilot semester, which runs from 26 February- 31 May, 2017, selected fellows will take part in BHQFU’s MFU: Miami Seminar. Led by BHQFU faculty and visiting guests, this seminar will examine contemporary art and art education.
The 12-week residency offers a stipend of $3750, live/work housing in Downtown Miami, and covers round-trip travel expenses. This program welcomes applications from visual artists, curators, researchers, writers, performers, and musicians at any stage in their career. There is no fee to apply.
Applications are due by 11:59pm EST, 15 December, 2016.
Applications will be reviewed by ArtCenter and BHQFU. Up to five practitioners will be selected for this 12-week program. Applicants will be notified no later than 2 January, 2017.
Residents will engage regularly with each other, and biweekly with BHQFU faculty and visiting artists through the MFU: Miami Seminar. This course includes group critiques, local visits, discussions, and guest artist lectures. Recent BHQFU guest artists have included Rashid Johnson, Lisa Yuskavage, Lorraine O’Grady, Huma Bhaba, Christine Sun Kim, David Salle, Lynne Tillman, Jayson Musson, Eileen Myles, Juliana Huxtable, Dana Schutz, Eva and Franco Mattes, Dawn Lundy Martin, Wayne Koestenbaum, and many more.
The MFU Miami is proudly unaccredited and offers no degree.
We welcome international applicants, but are unable to assist in visa, sponsorship, or immigration requirements.
About ArtCenter Fellowships and The Program for Applied Artistic Research
ArtCenter’s Fellowship Program brings distinguished faculty, alternative education initiatives, and cultural practitioners together in Miami to foster the exchange of knowledge. Each year ArtCenter selects up to 10 fellows (5 in the spring/fall) from a diverse range of cultural fields who are interested in working outside traditional disciplinary boundaries and provides them with a living space, resources, and feedback to develop their work and/or programs and courses that may be presented in future iterations of ArtCenter’s Program for Applied Artistic Research. Each semester is designed in collaboration with a partner education initiative in an effort to build a dynamic, informal, and yet rigorous research platform within Miami.
The Program for Applied Artistic Research is a public forum and school that engages important dialogues around contemporary realities in the cultural sphere and beyond it. It promotes the interaction between practitioners of different fields in an effort to develop projects that shed light on the dynamics that are organizing present-day urban and global configurations. A non-degree granting program, The Program offers a number of seminars taught by ArtCenter Fellows and a distinguished faculty of practitioners in the cultural fields, the social sciences and is driven by an effort to: a) Develop a broad knowledge base for participants interested in working outside traditional disciplinary boundaries; b) Foster a critical understanding of how this knowledge is situated in the world at large within and outside the boundaries of the cultural sphere; and c) encourage the use of non-traditional methodologies in order to address pressing problems that structure social, economic, and cultural spaces. For information on the current semester, click here.