PRIZES & FELLOWSHIPS IN VES
ARTIST DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIPS
Artist Development Fellowships are awarded annually by the Council on the Arts, a standing committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to support student development in the practice of the arts. Fellowships are available to individuals for any of the following purposes:
- For research and development of unusual artistic projects that are in the early stages of development.
- For domestic or international travel and housing in order to apprentice and/or work with individual artists, programs, and/or companies.
- To support artistic projects with a strong link to the curriculum and/or to a special concentration, thesis, or independent study.
- For interdisciplinary work—not necessarily work that combines art forms, but work that links the artistic/creative process to a wholly different field in a way that sheds new perspective on and/or understanding of each.
For further information about Artist Development Fellowships and application dates: Grants and Subsidies.
SYDNEY M. WILLIAMS, JR. TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FOR THE VISUAL ARTS
application deadline: Friday, February 15, 2013 at 4:30pm at the Office of Career Services (54 Dunster Street)
The Sydney M. Williams, Jr. Traveling Fellowship will provide small grants to qualified Harvard College students making original works of art who wish to travel abroad during the summer in order to advance a specific creative project in the visual arts. Please visit the Funding Sources Database for further details and to download the application instructions and cover sheet.
Questions about the fellowship should be directed to the OCS Summer Funding Office (ocs_summerfunding [at] fas.harvard.edu ) 617-496-6221 or Paula Soares at the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies (soares [at] fas.harvard.edu).
GEORGE PEABODY GARDNER TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP
Provides a year of purposeful postgraduate travel for Harvard students to supplement their formal education through immersion in a foreign culture. For further information about the Gardner Traveling Fellowship as well as other traveling fellowship application dates: Fellowship Calendar.
MICHAEL GILL FELLOWSHIP 2012
The Michael Gill Fellowship provides a stipend of $4000 to support a documentary project in film or video in the United Kingdom. The Fellowship commemorates the distinguished achievement of Michael Gill, who made many films on both sides of the Atlantic, including the series Civilisation (1969) and Alistair Cooke’s America. It will be awarded in even-numbered years to a Harvard student. In odd-numbered years a parallel fellowship will allow a graduate of the National Film and Television School of the U.K. to pursue a documentary film or video project in the United States. The Gill Fellowship is open to any current student of film or video in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies. Click on this link to access the application, which is due on April 2: Michael Gill Fellowship Application.
ALBERT ALCALAY PRIZE
Artist Albert Alcalay, former Faculty member of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, established this prize in 1986 to be awarded to the best student in Visual and Environmental Studies workshop studios as judged by a departmental committee of painting, sculpture, drawing, graphic and environmental design Faculty. The competition is open to all undergraduates enrolled in Visual and Environmental Studies workshop studios. Projects will be considered without special application by students. Further information may be obtained from the Director of Undergraduate Studies in VES.
RUDOLF ARNHEIM PRIZE
The Rudolf Arnheim Prize was established in 1974 upon his retirement as Professor of the Psychology of Art. The prize is for the most outstanding project that achieves excellence through interdisciplinary effort or to the project which demonstrates excellence in scholarly research integrated with visual communication. The competition is open to all undergraduates enrolled in courses in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies and working on individual projects. Projects will be considered without special application by students. Further information may be obtained from the Director of Undergraduate Studies in VES.
THOMAS TEMPLE HOOPES PRIZE THESIS COMPETITION
In 1982 a fund was established, from a bequest by Thomas T. Hoopes ’19, to grant awards to undergraduates on the basis of outstanding scholarly work or research. Mr. Hoopes directed that the prizes be given for the purpose of “promoting, improving and enhancing the quality of education ... in literary, artistic, musical, scientific, historical or other academic subjects ... under faculty supervision and instruction ... [and] promoting excellence in the art of teaching.” The Hoopes Prize was created to recognize excellence in teaching as well as excellence in undergraduate work and requires the nomination of a faculty member. Further information may be obtained from the Director of Undergraduate Studies in VES, as well as The Hoopes Prize website.
2012 PRIZE WINNERS
Albert Alcalay Prize: Scott Roben
Rudolf Arnheim Prize: Ingrid Pierre
George Peabody Gardner Traveling Fellowship: Rebecca Levitan
Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize: Jennifer Lim
Office for the Arts Council Prize in Visual Arts: Sara Stern
Henry Russell Shaw Full-Year Fellowship: Sara Stern
Sydney M. Williams Traveling Fellowship for the Arts: Keoni Correa, Matteus Falci
2011 PRIZE WINNERS
Hoopes Prize 2011: Isidore Bethel, Quincy Bock
Office for the Arts Council Prize in Visual Arts: Julia Rooney, Katherine Tygielski
Albert Alcalay Prize: Quincy Bock
Rudolf Arnheim Prize: Katherine Tygielski
Sydney M. Williams, Jr. Traveling Fellowship for the Arts: Sophie Bearman
2010 PRIZE WINNERS
Albert Alcalay Prize: Rebecca Lieberman, Amy Yoshitsu
Rudolf Arnheim Prize: Yan Yan Mao
Council Prize in Visual Arts: Lily Fang
George Peabody Gardner Traveling Fellowship: Alex Berman
Sydney M. Williams Traveling Fellowship: Abigail Schoenberg, Katherine Tygielski
Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize: Dan Ashwood, Lily Fang, Yan Yan Mao, Alexandra Zimbler
2009 PRIZE WINNERS
Lenore Wilson Prize: Xinran Yuan
Albert Alcalay Prize: Sabrina Chou and Amy Lien
Rudolf Arnheim Prize: Tiffanie Hsu
Council Prize in Visual Art: Grace Laubacher (stage design)
Sydney M. Williams Traveling Fellowship: Jason Vartikar-McCullough
Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize: Tiffanie Hsu, Grace Laubacher, Jennifer Malin
2008 PRIZE WINNERS
Lenore Wilson Prize: Paul Whang
Albert Alcalay Prize: Katharine Woodman-Maynard
Rudolf Arnheim Prize: Lewis Liu
Michael Gill Fellowship: Estelle Eonnet
Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize: Rachel Whitaker
2007 PRIZE WINNERS
Lenore Wilson Prize: Amy Yoshitsu
Albert Alcalay Prize: Georgina Sanchez
Rudolf Arnheim Prize: Jose Lorenzo Camacho
Hoopes Prize Recipients in VES: Travis Wood, Alexa Bush, Georgina Sanchez
2006 PRIZE WINNERS
Lenore Wilson Prize: Chloë Stinetorf
Albert Alcalay Prize: Greg Gagnon
Rudolf Arnheim Prize: Jane Van Cleef
2005 PRIZE WINNERS
Lenore Wilson Prize in Printmaking: Tim Pittman
Albert Alcalay Prize: Bea Camacho
Rudolf Arnheim Prize: Cara Zimmerman
2004 PRIZE WINNERS
Lenore Wilson Prize in Printmaking: Andy Sfeir
Albert Alcalay Prize: Thenji Nkosi, Meredith James
Rudolf Arnheim Prize: Brian Goldstein
2003 PRIZE WINNERS
Albert Alcalay Prize: Liz Glynn
Rudolf Arnheim Prize: Ceridwen Dovey, Jacob Richman, Michael Wang
Lenore Wilson Prize: Christine DeLucia
2002 PRIZE WINNERS
Albert Alcalay Prize: Carlin Wing
Rudolf Arnheim Prize: Kurt Mueller
Lenore Wilson Prize: Lisa Haber-Thomson and Kaii Tu