FILTER PHOTO FELLOWSHIP

Applications are now being accepted for the Filter Photo Fellowship.

 

The Filter Photo Fellowship for emerging and early-career artists and arts administrators offers a unique experiential opportunity working collaboratively with an established, non-profit arts organization. The fellowship 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.

 

The Fellow will primarily work to create engaging public programming for Filter Photo with an emphasis on supporting and sustaining a diversity of voices in contemporary photography. Public programming includes workshops, lectures, and community events. The Fellow will craft the annual public programming plan for Filter Photo under the guidance of the executive director, Fellows will solicit proposals for programs from the community in addition to designing their own programs, and will provide administrative support for planned programs that occur during their Fellowship.  Additional learning opportunities exist for 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 to influence the development of programming at Filter Photo. Fellows will receive mentoring with staff and professionals outside of the organization as available as well as a monthly stipend.

 

This position is primarily remote.  Fellows independently handle tasks with flexible working hours. Fellows are required to attend weekly staff meetings which can be remote or in-person, as well as assist at public and online events and programs.  Fellows report to the executive director. This is a 10 hour a week position from May 1 – October 31, 2021 with a monthly stipend of $825 (pre-tax). 

 

Filter Photo welcomes applications from all who are interested, with priority consideration for those who identify as: ALAANA (African descendent, Latinx, Arab, Asian, Native American), BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color), LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queen), non-binary, and/or disabled. Filter Photo is an equal opportunity employer. For disabled individuals interested in applying please contact Jennifer Murray, executive director, should you need further assistance.  She can be reached via phone or text at 312.248.1961 or email at jennifer@filterphoto.org.

 

Characteristics:

·       Passionate about contemporary photography and community engagement

·       Collaborative

·       Responsible and well organized

·       Strong attention to detail

·       Someone who celebrates difference

·       Open to growth and learning 

 

Qualifications:

·       Excellent communication skills - written and verbal

·       Strong research capabilities

·       Open to learning about accessibility and digital engagement

 

To Apply:

Please email your resume and one-page letter of interest, including your preliminary ideas for programming, in a single PDF to Jennifer Murray, jennifer@filterphoto.org with “Fellowship” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2021. Virtual interviews will take place the week of February 15, 2021. 

LOCATION

Filter Space

1821 W Hubbard St | Suite 207

Chicago | Illinois | 60622

312.248.1961

HOURS

Monday - Friday | 11am - 5pm 

Saturday | 12 pm - 4 pm

November 20 - December 12

By appointment only
 

Gallery closed November 25 - 28

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Filter Photo is partly supported by grants from The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Illinois Arts Council Agency, a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, The Fogelson Family Foundation, and The Hegner Family Foundation.