Emerging Artist Fellowship
Jeremiah Thomas Installation at MINT 2022
Jeremiah Thomas, Installation at MINT, 2022

Emerging Artist Fellowship 2023

Call for Entry now closed

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be an emerging lens-based artist (photography, video art, intermedia)
  • Applicants must live or work in Atlanta-metro area
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Proposed projects cannot be for fulfillment of academic-based requirements, such as a graduate thesis
  • Applicants cannot be enrolled in an undergraduate program at the time of application or over the time of the fellowship
  • Emerging is defined as artists currently engaging in exhibitions and studio practice but have not yet reached established career milestones, such as gallery representation, a monograph publication, or museum exhibitions
José Ibarra Rizo standing in MINT Installation
José Ibarra Rizo, Installation at MINT, 2021
Jeremiah Thomas, Installation at MINT, 2022

Submissions Requirements

  • Applications are collected through Google Forms:
  • Biographical statement including past art experience (250-word max)
  • Brief proposal of your exhibition (350-word max)
  • Portfolio of 10 work samples
    • JPG, 2000px on the longest side, sRBG color space
    • Use the naming convention Lastname_Firstname_Scholarship_Sequence#
    • (Ex: Ibarra Rizo_José_Scholarship_001)*

*This step is critical to keep entries organized. Applications with photographs that do not follow the naming convention will not be considered.

Fellow receives:

  • Four-week solo exhibition at MINT with an opening reception on September 30, 2023
  • Professional development and mentorship opportunities
  • A scholarship to next year’s ACP Portfolio Reviews (2024)
  • Exhibition layout and installation guidance/assistance from MINT staff and interns
  • Social media promotion by both MINT and ACP
  • Opportunity to have an artist talk
  • $1,000 Grant Award
2022 fellow, Jeremiah Thomas, trimming a print
Jeremiah Thomas learning to print, 2022

Fellowship Jury:

  • AD Kaya Clark, Gallery Manager, MINT
  • Ashley Kauschinger, Director of Public Engagement, Atlanta Celebrates Photography 
  • Makeda Lewis, Program Coordinator, Atlanta Celebrates Photography 
  • Nichole Harris, Executive Director, MINT
  • Stephanie Dowda DeMer, Executive Director, Atlanta Celebrates Photography

The jury will also select between 6-8 artists for the group exhibition On The Verge: Selections from the Emerging Artist Fellowship. These artists will also be exhibited 9/30 at MINT and receive a $150 W.A.G.E stipend.

Important Dates:

Application Deadline: March 31, 2023 at midnight EST 

Artists Notified: May 1, 2022 

Solo Exhibition Opening Reception: September 30, 2023 

On the Verge Opening Reception: September 30, 2023 

Past Fellows

Jeremiah Thomas, Opening Reception at MINT, 2022
Jeremiah Thomas, Opening Reception at MINT, 2022