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Community Arts Fellowship Program

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center (www.jmkac.org) in Sheboygan, Wisconsin announces its Community Arts Fellowship program. In its inaugural year, the Community Arts Fellowship is designed to experiment with and define new ways of hands-on collaboration within an arts organization between artists and a broad community. Working in The ARTery space—a hands-on, drop-in, collaborative art-making gallery—the Fellow will have the opportunity to develop interactive projects specific to his/her area of interest that reach out to new communities, provide more in-depth engagement into the exhibitions in the galleries, and provide an accessible entry point to the Arts Center for active participation by people of all skill levels and ages. The fellowship is intended to offer an artist, teaching artist, or artist-administrator (graduate-level candidate or an exceptional undergraduate candidate) professional experience in a nationally acclaimed arts environment. The fellowship start date is August 1, 2008, and the deadline for applications is May 15, 2008. Please see their website for more information.

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is a nationally acclaimed visual and performing arts complex in downtown Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The Arts Center is devoted to innovative explorations in contemporary art, new models for community arts, unique educational partnering with an emphasis on early childhood education, presenting internationally acclaimed performing artists, as well as supporting practicing artists through a variety of residencies. The 100,000-square-foot complex includes ten galleries, a theatre, an interdisciplinary performance space, studio-classrooms, meeting spaces, gift shop, and café. The Community Arts Department is one of the programming departments at the Arts Center—the others being Curatorial, Performing Arts, Education, and Arts/Industry—and is comprised of five programs: Connecting Communities, The ARTery, the Community Gallery, the Partnership Program, and Community Events.

Andy Fluke
Andy Fluke is the co-founder of NCDD and currently provides creative support to many of NCDD's publications and events. He also works with a handful of other NCDD members on a variety of projects as consultant and designer. More about his work can be found at www.andyfluke.com.

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