Sponsored by the University of Iowa, the Grant Wood Fellowship and Art Colony is a year long appointment. In addition to living and studio accommodations, the Fellowship provides a Visiting Associate Professor appointment with salary and benefits at the University of Iowa??s School of Art & Art History or Division of Performing Arts.
The Grant Wood Art Colony seeks to provide a creative home for the next generation of artists and continue Grant WoodÂ??s creative advocacy in the School of Art & Art History and the Division of Performing Arts at The University of Iowa through artist residencies, teaching fellowships, symposia, and community programs.
The vision of the Colony is to nurture creative work and teaching in disciplines relevant to the art and life of Grant WoodÂ??studio art, art history, the performing arts, and eventually expanding to a variety of disciplines. The program exemplifies The University of IowaÂ??s historic commitment to creative work and pioneering of the MFA degree. The Grant Wood Art Colony will further embody the Â??Iowa IdeaÂ? of bringing artists and scholars together in an academic context, as first formulated in the 1920s by President Walter Jessup and Graduate Dean Carl Seashore. The long-term goal is to create a vibrant colony and cultural center, woven together by gardens and studio space.
The Grant Wood Art Colony celebrates the life and legacy of IowaÂ??s most famous artist, Grant Wood. After painting one of the most recognizable images in the world, American Gothic, Wood joined the University of Iowa faculty. Each year, the Colony provides three Fellowships in Painting, Printmaking, and Interdisciplinary Performance. Fellows teach courses, engage Iowans, and pursue their artistic endeavors. The Colony also hosts a biennial symposium and other public lectures to perpetuate WoodÂ??s legacy as an artist and advocate of contemporary art.
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- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Printmaking facilities