Emerging Artist Mentorship Program

"Grace" by Crystal Stokes. A black and white acrylic portrait of a woman's face. She is looking directly at the viewer..

Grace  by Crystal Stokes

We are now accepting submissions from emerging artists in Vermont. 

The Emerging Artist Mentorship Program aims to provide meaningful professional development and networking opportunities and experiences to Vermont artists in order to promote their creative growth and career potential. 

This program will connect emerging creative voices from our state in individual conversations with nationally-recognized contemporary artists who exhibit in our gallery, local and visiting critics and curators, or arts professionals with guidance from our staff on practical career skills and strategies. These diverse perspectives will expand participants’ practices and offer valuable exposure at a critical time in their professional trajectories.


The program is customized for each selected artist and may include: individual studio visits with the visiting artists and curators showing in our gallery; resumé/curriculum vitae-building and professional practices workshops; and grant writing assistance to help participants fund the next phases of their careers. 


Participants will be selected by The Visual Arts Curatorial Committee through this open call application, to ensure a diversity of promising candidates who stand to benefit significantly from the program’s offerings. Artists may also be nominated by individual committee members for consideration by the committee. 


All proposals must be submitted through our application form using the guidelines listed below.

  • Up to ten (10) digital files may be submitted for consideration

    • The digital files must be in JPEG format and resolution of 300 DPI with a maximum largest dimension of 10".

    • Links to your website are NOT acceptable in lieu of images unless the Internet is part of your practice.

  • For video work: submit up to three videos no longer than 3 minutes in length. Work will be  accepted via yousendit.com, link to a personal website, or Vimeo.

  • Written proposal including a description of your practice and what type of assistance would be helpful

  • Artwork description sheet

  • Artist Statement, if you have one, including full contact information: must include full name, email, phone,  address (PDF format only please)

  • Artist Resume, if you have one (PDF format only please)

Applicants needing assistance with their application are welcome to contact The Current for additional support at gallery@thecurrentnow.org or 802-253-8358

Application Form:
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