GCCA now accepting applications for Brandon Fellowship
Application Deadline: Friday July 13, 5 p.m.
Applications are now open for the Brandon Fellowship, a 12-month program of Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA) that aims to develop three emerging artists between the age of 21-30 by providing a supportive environment, mentoring, and art education.
Applicants can apply online or visit GCCA to pick-up an application at the front desk.
The two founders of the Brandon Fellowship have a deeply felt motivation for initiating this opportunity for young artists. They consider themselves fortunate in being beneficiaries of the Rhodes Scholarship. The founders explain,
“The scholarship provided us with a great education and welcomed us into a community that challenged us to explore and reach farther than we could have otherwise. We made new friends from all walks of life, friendships which continue to broaden our perspectives and enrich our lives over 30 years later.”
This is exactly what they hope the Brandon Fellowships will do for young artists in our community, that they will reap the benefits and share them with those around them, and with those who will come after them. The three main goals of the Brandon Fellowship are:
- to help young artists launch their art career in our community or prepare for formal arts studies
- to foster a sense of community
- to promote diversity at the Art Center
2015 was the Brandon Fellowship program’s inaugural year, which coincided with the opening of the Greenville Center for Creative Arts. The program supports the center’s mission to be inclusive and serve the whole community with exhibits from local and regional artists, high caliber art classes and workshops and onsite artists’ studios.