Frontier Fellowship: Now Accepting Applications
The Frontier Fellowship gives creative professionals the opportunity to immerse themselves in the town of Green River, Utah (pop. 953) for four weeks. From this rural place, and in the context of the frontier, Fellows respond to living and working in the desert of Utah. The experience encourages context-driven collaborative work. The Frontier Fellowship is a component of the Epicenter, a community resource center instigating positive change through design-based projects. The Epicenter is located in a historic building and houses a creative studio, small basement workshop, and three full-time employees. Epicenter is a 501(c)3 non-profit supported by grants, private donations, and income from graphic design and print production projects.
While in residence, Fellows are expected to create projects that align with Epicenter’s mission and goals as well as working on self-initiated projects. Epicenter provides project support through access to the rich context of Green River, critical and collaborative support, and a myriad of resources. The Frontier Fellowship enables local, national, and international creative professionals to be involved in Epicenter’s projects and programs with our citizen-designers and staff. Fellows spend 20 hours per week working on Epicenter projects and 20 hours per week on personal projects. Fellows are given printing privileges, wifi access, use of a bicycle, Family Meal Plan membership, and indoor and outdoor workspace. Additionally, their work is promoted for four-weeks (at minimum) during their Fellowship and added to an online exhibit. The experience extends long past one’s stay through inclusion in our ever-expanding group of past participants that continue to exchange ideas, information, and opportunities.
Epicenter facilitates Fellowship opportunities on a rolling basis throughout the year, and is currently seeking Fellows in the fields of architecture, design, film, culinary arts, media, and writing. Applications will be accepted regardless of one’s background, focus, or specialty. To be considered for 2012, the suggested deadline is Leap Day (February 29th).
Apply | Frontier Fellowship Database | The Epicenter
In 2011, Epicenter had 6 Fellows. And, with your help, we hope to have 12 in ‘12. If you’d like to receive an email with the posters attached to display at your local universities, coffee shops, and art supply stores, email Maria.
NON-YOSEMITE RELATED ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Epicenter’s Antipode, a site-specific billboard installation, will be officially unveiled at Project Green River on September 17, 2011. (That’s this Friday). It will be on display and open to the public 24 hours a day until October 21, 2011. Visible from Main Street heading west out of downtown Green River, the artwork is a visual depiction of the Epicenter’s antipode.
An antipode is the diametric opposite of any given point on a sphere. Imagine drawing a perfectly straight line through the center of the Earth starting at the Epicenter’s office at 180 South Broadway. Where would your line come out? The Indian Ocean — almost exactly between Australia and the Southern tip of Africa. Using the longitude and latitude coordinates of this antipodal point, a satellite photograph was acquired from NASA’s online image database. This photograph is displayed on the billboard.
The project is supported in part by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts. Billboard image courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center: Mission STS61A, Roll 31, Frame 68.
Sometimes the best way to understand the place you are in is to first consider its opposite.