Fellowships Open Call

Applications NOW CLOSED

TAAS regularly partners with organizations to support fellowships for artists from underserved communities and the global south. If you are an artist who fits this description, follow our newsletter and our IG for announcements whenever we have a Fellowship Open Call. These awards are competitive.

We also offer payment plans & Partial-Scholarships funded by TAAS, see Apply page.

Contact TAAS if you have any questions.

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We host open calls for fellowships during enrollment periods for our Fall and Spring Sessions, these enrollment periods generally happen between July-September and November - January.

Fellowship Opportunities for Fall 2023


Forman Family Foundation Fellowship Spring 2023

Open to Artists from marginalized communities living in Philadelphia! Our Jury will select two fellows from Philadelphia to receive two classes each in Spring Session and Bi-weekly 1-1 mentorship with TAAS Director.

This fellowship is for artists and curators living in Philadelphia's greater area.
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.


Apply Below

Our application is in two sections

The First section collects basic information, helps us learn about your story, and has you specify your course interests.

The Second section WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU & include a dropbox link to submit 5 work samples.

Please follow the directions carefully when applying

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 these full Fellowships!

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 June 4th


Courses start July 16th

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

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Meet the Jury

For our Fellowship Open Call, our jury is selected from our former or current TAAS students and/or instructors and representatives of partnered organizations.

Daniel S. DeLuca is a project-based and concept-oriented artist, currently working on site-responsive artistic research projects involving cybernetics, complex systems, learning algorithms and Blockchain technology. Creating playful points of connection, engaging discussions, conjuring questions, and disrupting conventional patterns of behavior are all important aims of his projects in general. He has presented work nationally and internationally with Grace Exhibition Space (New York City), Defibrillator Gallery (Chicago), Living Arts (Tulsa), Le Lieu (Quebec City), Venice International performance Art Week (Venice, Italy), Bbeyond (Belfast), and in numerous public contexts. He was the Distinguished Art Fellow in the graduate program in Sculpture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth from 2019-2022.

Irmak Keskin (they/them) attended METU Development Foundation Private Schools before enrolling in the Art History department of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in 2009, where they founded Flu Baykuş and studied at the Women's Research Club. They worked as a production member and coordinator at numerous festivals between 2011 and 2021. For ten years, they served on the organizing committee of Istanbul Pride Week and in NGOs working in various fields. They graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in 2022 with a thesis titled "Ships and Fools," in which they conducted a psychoanalytic examination of ship allegories.Their writings and speeches on various topics have appeared in a variety of media. Irmak Keskin is an anarcoqueer, transfeminist, and art herstorian working on exhibitions, productions, light and sound theory, orientalism, gender, sex workers, refugees/asylum seekers/immigrants, embodiment and shamanic traditions. They is currently based in Ankara and Istanbul.

Ying Ye is an interdisciplinary Chinese artist who takes her family tradition of cooking and farming into her artistry and explores the role of cooking and food in her life as an immigrant. She creates interactive installations, performance art, and site-specific art through her body, video, text, objects, neon, ice, brick, clay, ingredients, service, and cooking supplies to make people engage, experience, smell, taste, socialize, reflect, and change their minds. 

Ye was born in Fuzhou, China, working and living in the Great Hartford Area in Connecticut, USA. She received a BFA from the University of Hartford in Sculpture and Painting. She has been selected as a recipient of a 2022 Real Art Award from the six New England States. She was accepted as an artist cohort for the Anti-capitalism for Artists program to engage with radical class education. Following the Stop Asian Hate Movement of 2021 and 2022, she collaborated with Yale-China Association to design engaged wearable salt sculptures and in-class materials, “How May I Help You?”, for High and Middle Schools to give educators and students new ways to reflect on how we can build a better community, empathy through experiencing others’ perspectives, and embody a sense of sharing the weight of the world together.

Apply below to be considered for our Fellowship Open Call

    Part I: Basic Information

    Part II: Getting To Know You