Talley Dunn Gallery Equity in the Arts Fellowship
Talley Dunn Gallery is honored to announce the Talley Dunn Gallery Equity in the Arts Fellowship for emerging Black and Indigenous artists and other artists of color. The fellowship will provide three artists with mentorship and resources to further their practice and artistic endeavours. The gallery team will work closely with fellows to support their aspirations in contemporary art and share knowledge of the inner workings of the art world.
The Talley Dunn Gallery Equity in the Arts Fellowship will provide each of the three fellows with:
- $1000 stipend
- Information sessions covering topics such as “How to Write a CV” and “Navigating Gallery and Collector Relationships”
- Quarterly check-ins
- Features on our website, social media, and newsletter
- Connections amongst their cohort and the greater North Texas arts community
- Studio visits (TBD following the development of COVID-19)
Talley Dunn Gallery strongly believes in creating opportunities for racial equity in the Texas arts community. The Talley Dunn Gallery Equity in the Arts Fellowship strives to foster the development of emerging Black and Indigenous artists and other artists of color in North Texas, whose artmaking forms the backbone of our cultural landscape. In line with Talley Dunn Gallery’s ongoing commitment to anti-racism in our community, the gallery pledges to provide the fellowship with $15,000 of funding over the next five years with the hope that it continues indefinitely. This fellowship will be just one component of a larger vision for programming and resources the gallery will invest in supporting Black and Indigenous artists and other artists of color.
Art institutions are complicit in the conscious and unconscious ways artists of color have been denied equal access to resources for success in the arts. These social inequalities can only be remedied with explicit actions to structurally change our unspoken norms. Talley Dunn Gallery acknowledges the social and economic injustices artists of color face and is committed to advancing racial equity through the support of those whose voices are vital in our communities.
The Talley Dunn Gallery Equity in the Arts Fellowship is for individual applicants only; artists may not apply as a collective.
To be eligible for the grant, artists must:
- Live in Greater North Texas (Dallas, Fort-Worth, surrounding suburbs)
- Be 18 or older
- Demonstrate long-term commitment to their artmaking practice
- Be available for and dedicated to participating in the fellowship’s resource and mentorship sessions