Frontier Fellowship Call for Applicants

Photo by Jordan Topiel Paul, Epicenter’s August 2014 Frontier Fellow.

The Frontier Fellowship is now accepting proposals for 2015-17.

The Frontier Fellowship provides creative professionals the opportunity to live and work in Green River, Utah (pop. 953), for two to eight weeks. From this rural place, and in the context of the frontier, Fellows have the opportunity to generate new work that is informed by the residents of Green River and the surrounding desert landscape. Epicenter, a design studio instigating positive change through community-based projects and programs, facilitates Fellowships throughout the year. Epicenter encourages applications regardless of one’s background, focus, or specialty.

Epicenter is a non-profit organization located in a historic building in downtown Green River. It houses an office space, small basement workshop, outdoor workspace, and five full-time employees. While in residence, Fellows spend half of their time working on personal projects and half of their time contributing to a project initiated by Epicenter. Fellows are given access to Epicenter’s vast network of partners, all the tools you need to build a house, and workspace within the office and workshop. The Fellowship requires a $400 residency fee and is unpaid. Travel, living, and materials stipends are available on a limited basis.

To apply for the Frontier Fellowship:

1. Visit and to decide if this community-based residency is aligned with your practice.

2. Send a one-page cover letter, your curriculum vitæ, a completed application*, and a piece** that exemplifies the concept of “frontier” to:

Frontier Fellowship
c/o Epicenter
P.O. Box 444
Green River, UT 84525-0444

3. Project proposals are accepted, but are not required. We encourage Fellows to explore the community before fully determining their project(s). Please limit proposals to one page.

Applications are due in hand Friday, January 9, 2015 at 5pm MST.

*Email Maria for the most recent version of the Frontier Fellowship application.
**This work must be an original work of your creation. There are no size restrictions or medium preferences. Please provide us with a written URL if the work is housed on the Internet.