FAQs

Can I submit an application as an individual and as part of a collaborative group?
No, artists may only submit one application in each cycle. You will have to choose between submitting as an individual and as a member of a collaborative group.

I do not make my living as an artist. Am I still eligible to apply?
Yes. Many applicants and fellows are not full-time artists, supporting themselves through their artmaking. However, you must be a professionally active artist, which means you should be able to demonstrate a commitment to your practice through ongoing production/activity, artistic exploration, and participation, as appropriate, in the discipline and the local arts community.

May I apply as a performance artist?
For performance art to qualify, the applicant must be a visual artist and the originator of the performance; visual art must be intrinsic to the work; and performances must occur in a visual art context.

I previously won a Nohl Fellowship. When can I reapply?
Artists who won in the emerging category prior to the 2014 cycle may reapply in the established category in 2018. Artists who won in the established category prior to the 2014 may reapply in 2018. (That means that 2013 Nohl Fellows in both categories are eligible to reapply this year.) At present, there is no limit on the number of times an artist can receive a Nohl Fellowship in the established category.

I previously won a Nohl Fellowship as an emerging artist. Can I reapply as an emerging artist?
No. Artists who have already won a Nohl Fellowship in the emerging category can only reapply in the established category.

May I include images of details in my work sample?
Details can be helpful in conveying information about a work—its surface or materials, for instance—that is not visible in an image of the entire work. Keep in mind that a detail image counts toward your total of 8 images.

My work includes still images (JPGs) and time-based media. What should I submit as a work sample?
Applicants are permitted to submit a mix of still and moving images if they are relevant to their practice. However, the quantities of each type of work you submit will be different. For emerging artists, one still image is the equivalent of 37.5 seconds of time-based media, so for each JPG you submit, subtract 37.5 seconds from the 5-minute total of video (e.g., you could submit 4 JPGs and 2.5 minutes of video). For established artists, one still image is the equivalent of 52.5 seconds of time-based media, so for each JPG you submit, subtract 52.5 seconds from the 7-minute total of video (e.g., you could submit 4 JPGs and 3.5 minutes of video). In mixed samples, all electronic images are viewed, then all moving images.

When and how will I find out if I received a fellowship?
The five fellowship recipients will be notified via telephone after the completion of the studio visits on Saturday, November 10, and no later than midday, Sunday, November 11, 2018. Results will be shared with finalists via email at the same time. Letters will be sent to all applicants on Monday, November 12, 2018.


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