As The Frontier Fellowship enters its eighth year, the program has evolved in response to Epicenter’s growth and the community’s needs, but the mission of the program remains the same: to discern and celebrate the town of Green River and its surroundings. Fellows’ exploration of Green River over the years has provided critical insight and reflection on contemporary Western America. Discover the work at frontierfellowship.org or request a copy of A Call to Place: the first five years of the Frontier Fellowship via email to hello[at]frontierfellowship[dot]org.
Though we’re honored to receive dozens of applicants from around the world, only a select few are accepted to participate annually. Fellows are accepted based on the quality of their recent work and must possess a proven sensitivity to and enthusiasm for working in rural or small communities, a strong history of collaboration, and a demonstrated ability to develop and creatively leverage resources. This round of applicants were of such high quality that it took us triple the amount of time that is typically required to make our selections. Additionally, we added two categories this year: emerging Fellows which pairs two early-career artists together and returning Fellows which invites past collaborators to return to Green River with a specific proposal in mind. Emerging Fellows will receive direct technical assistance from Epicenter such as portfolio and CV assistance, network connections, mentorship, and more. Our traditional Frontier Fellowship will remain a four-week research-based residency.
I am honored to present Epicenter’s next round of Frontier Fellows, an exciting group of folklorists, designers, poets, and much more.
– Maria Sykes, Epicenter Principal and Frontier Fellowship Coordinator