We have several full fellowships for artists interested in taking a course at TAAS. Please read below to see if you fit one of the fellowship categories

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Brandy's Juried Fellowship for Artists & Curators living in Brazil or South Africa

We will select Four Fellowships, Two from each country. This fellowship is for artists and curators living in Brazil or South Africa.

Each fellow will get to choose ONE course from the courses below Fellowship artists will be expected to attend all classes (usually once a week for 2.5 hours) Most classes have assignments, prompts, readings, or actions to be done outside of class. Our classes happen over Zoom and class is active, which means you will participate in real time with fellow classmates. Applicants need reliable fast internet to attend, if you have concerns about your internet connection, please reach out with your questions.

FAI's Juried Fellowship for artists living in Philadelphia, PA or India

TAAS will select one fellow from Philadephia, PA and one from India to receive a full fellowship for TWO courses at TAAS. Select one course from below when you apply, the second course choice will be selected by the awardees once they are notified. Fellowship artists will be expected to attend all classes (usually once a week for 2.5 hours) Most classes have assignments, prompts, readings, or actions to be done outside of class. Our classes happen over Zoom and class is active, which means you will participate in real time with fellow classmates. Applicants need reliable fast internet to attend, if you have concerns about your internet connection, please reach out with your questions.

Our application is in two sections: Please Apply Below
This first section collects basic information, helps us learn about your story, and has you specify your course interests.

The Second Section will be by email. You will receive an email from TAAS with a dropbox link to submit 5 work samples with an Image sheet. The Image sheet should include title, size, date, and the option to include 1-2 sentences about the work. Please do not stress the images you provide and let that fill you with anxiety. Show us the work that excites you and gives us an opportunity to see how you think about your art.

Both sections of your application must be completed to be considered for this full Fellowship!

We are looking for artists and curators at every stage of their artistic life. We want artists that are passionate about the arts and willing to be vulnerable and listen as they learn.

Please contact admin@thealternativeartschool.net with any questions.

Applications Close August 8th

All applicants will be notified the week of August 16th

Courses start September 10th

See our courses' individual pages for course descriptions and schedules details.

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Meet the Jury

Tricia Lynn Townes
Tricia is an adjunct professor at Tennessee State University. She is a painter primarily, but sometimes she ventures into the realm of
photography. She focuses on producing both abstract and figurative works. She has attended several residencies, including Skowhegan, The Fine Arts Work Center, The Vermont Studio School, and MassMoCA.

Amit Acevedo is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. His self-directed education at the School for Poetic Computation in NY and The Alternative Art School has developed works largely in video installation and performance. Much of his work deals with analytical approaches to understanding power and how that translates to personal and phenomenological experience. His recent research interests are here: https://adotrun.com/

Eliza Evans experiments with sculpture, print, video, and textiles to identify disconnections and absurdities in social, economic, and ecological systems. Her  work has been exhibited at the Bronx Museum (2021), Missoula Art Museum (2021), Austin Peay State University, Clarksville TN (2021), Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, NY (2020), Alexey von Schlippe Gallery, University of Connecticut (2020), Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY (2019), Edward Hopper House Museum, Nyack, NY (2019), and BRIC, Brooklyn (2017), and has appeared in the New York Times, Art in America, Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, and Dissent Magazine. She is currently a member of NEW INC, the New Museum’s cultural incubator. Evans was born in a rustbelt steel town and raised in rural Appalachia. She currently splits her time between TN and NY.

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    Part I: Basic Information



    Part II: Getting To Know You