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Workshop attendees sitting around a layout table during an event at Filter Space

Open to emerging and early-career artists and arts administrators, this Fellowship offers a unique, experiential opportunity to work collaboratively with an established, non-profit arts organization. It is designed to foster the professional development of an artist or arts administrator seeking to better understand and develop skills in the workings of a small non-profit.


In addition to supporting the organizational capacity of the organization, the Fellow will work to support and create public programming for Filter Photo, with an emphasis on sustaining a diversity of voices in contemporary photography.  Public programming includes workshops, lectures, and community events. Under the guidance of the executive director, the Fellow may solicit proposals for programs from the community, in addition to designing their own programs, and will provide administrative support for regularly scheduled programs that occur during their Fellowship. Additional learning opportunities include art handling and installation, and program planning for the annual Filter Photo Festival.


We are looking for applicants with a strong sense of initiative who will use their unique experiences and perspective to influence the development of programming at Filter Photo. Compensation includes mentoring with staff and industry professionals (as available), as well as a monthly stipend.


This position is primarily remote but in-person events are also required. The Fellow will independently handle tasks with flexible working hours. The Fellow is required to attend weekly staff meetings (which can be in-person or remote), as well as assist at in-person and online events and provide support for general gallery operations as needed. Fellows report to the executive director.

The Filter Photo Fellowship is supported in part by The Butzlaff Family Fund.

Filter Photo is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all who are interested, with priority consideration given to those who identify as ALAANA (African, Latinx, Arab, Asian, Native American), BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color), LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer), non-binary, and/or disabled.


Qualifications & Characteristics:

·       Located in the Chicagoland area

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·       Strong research capabilities

·       Open to learning about accessibility and digital engagement
·       Passionate about contemporary photography and community engagement

·       A commitment to diversity and inclusion

·       Collaborative

·       Responsible and well organized

·       Strong attention to detail

·       Open to growth and learning 


To Apply:

Applications are now closed. 

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