Unlike an artist residency programme, the apexart Fellowship provides a rich, 30-day schedule of non-art activities, all while requiring Fellows to refrain from producing creative works. The apexart Fellowship schedule prioritises educational experiences that are outside of the Fellow’s stated interests. This diversity of activities leaves Fellows with new ideas, approaches, and content to incorporate into their creative practices.
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apexart Fellowship Exchange
In January 2019 Brighton based artist Phati Mnguni spent 30 days in New York City completing an apexart Fellowship. The Fellowship is an alternative educational programme that invites creative individuals to leave their familiar surroundings for a month-long stay in a foreign country. The program provides new sources of inspiration through exposure to new cultures, interests, and experiences.
In November 2019 New York based artist Stephanie Lawal will travel to Brighton to experience a 30-day programme designed by QDT and apexart. Quiet Down There are working with an evaluation consultant to use the framework of the fellowship to design a UK based action-research programme which seeks to establish an ethnographic process which enables an artist to quickly understand and articulate a locations neighbourhoods, people, beliefs and customs.