Ashley Walters, who graduated with an MFA in 2013 has been awarded an Apexart fellowship to New York in November.
Apexart’s New York City Fellowship program is focused on cultural exchange and new experiences, providing an intense, explorative journey into New York. Up to eight individuals are invited per season and each is provided with air fare, an apartment in Manhattan, a phone, internet access, and a full itinerary complete with places to visit, events to attend, professionals to meet with, and classes to sit in on.
The apexart Fellowship is an alternative educational program that invites individuals to leave their familiar surroundings for a month-long stay in a foreign country. The Fellowship Program has two components, a NYC Fellowship Program and an International Fellowship, with the goal of providing participants an opportunity to experience a new culture rather than creating new work. The program recognizes the necessity of time for contemplation in the creative process and Fellows are asked to consider their stay as a break from their professional life. In lieu of applying the pressure of production and career promotion, apexart’s program provides a more introspective and academic alternative that encourages Fellows to take a step back to consider, interpret, and discuss artistic work and practices.