The Donald Jurney Traveling Fellowship
The Fellowship provides one grant per year to an emerging or mid-career artist, working in a traditional, representational manner, for the purposes of traveling to paint or study in Europe. The painter need not be a landscape painter. The Fellowship is intended to be a serious opportunity to paint and study, without constraint, in the rich cultural world of Europe. That said, the Fellow's time in Europe is expected to be fun, too. The goal is to enable an experience that is both broadening and enriching, informing the Fellow's work and life for years to come. Donald Jurney has twice (in 1980 and 2015) been the recipient of the kind and generous support of friends and collectors who enabled him to travel freely in Europe, where he painted, made drawings, visited countless museums to see and be inspired by great paintings and, maybe, where he spent just a little time eating croissants.
The Donald Jurney Traveling Fellowship is entirely funded by Donald Jurney and Ginny Williams and was established under the wing of, and with guidance from, Newburyport Art, a 501(c)(3) non-profit Artists' Association in Massachusetts. Newburyport Art is administering the application process, and any inquiries or questions about technical difficulties can be submitted to email@example.com.
Age and Nationality/Citizenship Requirements
Applicants must be 21 years or older by February 1, 2023.
This application is open to artists worldwide; there is no restriction on the recipient's citizenship or nationality. Prospective Fellows are reminded, however, that applying for a passport and any necessary visas is the responsibility of the Fellow. This can be a lengthy process, especially given the ongoing pandemic. No guidance or administrative support will be available from the providers of this Fellowship.
The Award and Its Use
The award made to the winning Fellow is $7500 (USD). The funds are intended to defray costs of travel both to/from the chosen destination(s), as well as to help defray costs of lodging, meals, art materials, etc. The funds are provided strictly for the use of the Fellow and may not be used to cover the expenses of any traveling companion(s).
Applicants will be notified of the winner of the Fellowship in March 2023. The winner’s travel must be completed by February 28, 2024. The successful Fellow will be required to submit a narrative of their experience while on the Fellowship, as well as images of the work accomplished during the Fellowship. The Fellow will also be required to post through a social media or blog account to provide updates on the Fellowship experience during travels. The Fellowship and Newburyport Art will have rights to use these images and share the accounts for publicity purposes to promote the Fellowship.