Harvester Arts Fellowship / Deadline: September 3

Harvester Fellows

Harvester Arts in Wichita, Kansas is seeking artists to apply for the Community Fellows program which provides mentorship, financial and practical support and training for creative entrepreneurs.

The goals of the program include:

Empowering artists with the skills and training to become cultural producers in Wichita, with a focus within downtown and surrounding neighborhoods as stipulated by the Knight Foundation.

Fellows will participate in mandatory training sessions on event production and planning facilitated by Harvester Arts. These sessions are open to the public.

All Fellows efforts will be supported by Harvester Arts staff and outside mentors serving as guides in the process.

Each Fellow will be given a personal stipend of $2500 per year to support their time dedicated to these projects and seed money of $8,000 for the production of their capstone project. Fellows will be expected to raise additional funds. Harvester Arts will work with the Fellows to develop fundraising strategies to leverage this seed funding and fully cover the needs of each project.

Artists interested in being Fellows will need to apply HERE with the following information:

  • Resume
  • Bio and work samples (website, Instagram, images, video, audio, etc -)
  • A minimum of two references who can speak to your creative work.
  • Statement of interest: Why do you want to be a Harvester Arts Community Fellow? What is your drive to be a part of this program?
  • What’s your idea? What is your proposed project? It’s ok if this changes (it will and it should) but you need to enter the program with an idea of what you’d like to do in the community. Ideas will take shape in vastly different ways depending on what you’d like to do.
  • Harvester arts will meet with finalists individually to discuss and brainstorm about target audience, goals and outcomes, strategies for raising more funds, strategic partnerships, a rough budget outline, etc.