The 2022 HBI Artist Program
Application open: June 3 - July 30, 2021
Call for Proposals
The 2022 HBI Artist Program provides an artist the opportunity to have a solo exhibition for twelve weeks at the Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University. The selected artist is awarded a $2500 exhibition stipend and a $500 honorarium to produce two programs during the exhibition. In addition to the physical exhibition in the gallery, the HBI Artist exhibition will be viewable online and have an accompanying printed exhibition catalog.
Proposals must relate to HBI’s mission of developing fresh ideas about Jews and gender, and we invite submissions that emphasize the experiences of Jews of color.
The online exhibition and public programs will run from March–June 2022.
- Application Deadline: Friday, July 30th, 2021, 11:59 pm
- Decisions Announced: October 2021
- Exhibition Dates: March - June, 2022
- The artist will work with the Kniznick Gallery Curator to plan and implement the exhibition.
- HBI will provide an honorarium of $2,500 to help support the costs of transporting artwork, travel*, lodging*, materials, and installation supplies.
- As the exhibition organizer, HBI will manage marketing and promotion of the show and related events including a printed exhibition catalog.
- The artist will assist the Kniznick Gallery Curator in the development of accompanying exhibition materials.
- The artist will receive a $500 honorarium to give an artist lecture*, and to develop and host a program* for Brandeis University students.
To ApplyEligibility Requirements
Applications (in English) from outside the United States are welcome. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and not enrolled in a degree program.Provide the following information:
- The theme of the proposed exhibition and how it relates to HBI's mission of developing fresh ideas about Jews and Gender. Proposals that emphasize the experiences of Jews of color are encouraged. (500 words max)
- Brief Artist statement (200 words max)
- 10-15 images/files of the work for consideration, (jpg. format for images). Number the images/files to correspond with a separate Work List. Each image/file should not exceed 1 MB. If your work is time-based or has video documentation, you may include video still or other appropriate documentation. Please provide any links to your videos/audio online. (website, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
- Budget: Provide a proposed budget detailing total exhibition expenses, up to $2500. List additional funding sources that will support your project beyond $2500, if necessary.
- Artist CV (2 pages max)
- Work List: Artist name, title, year. medium, dimensions. Provide a short description, if necessary. Numbered image titles should correlate with the Work List.
- Two letters of reference from individuals you have worked with in a professional capacity; letters may be emailed directly to Debby Olins at firstname.lastname@example.org. Emailed references should have your name in the subject line.
Brandeis was founded on the values of open inquiry, academic excellence and an abiding commitment to social justice. The history of Brandeis has shown that commitment to social justice must be an ongoing effort in both learning and implementation in order to ensure equity for all.