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Students displaced by Art Institute of Philadelphia closure welcome to explore options at Delaware College of Art and Design

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Students whose plans to complete a degree at the Art Institute of Philadelphia have been derailed by the school’s recently announced plans to close are invited to explore higher education possibilities at Delaware College of Art and Design.

The Art Institute of Philadelphia will cease to operate as of Aug. 28. DCAD’s fall semester will commence that same day.

Like the Art Institute of Philadelphia, DCAD offers degree studies in animation and graphic design. These and DCAD’s other two-year associate’s programs – in fine arts, illustration and photography – prepare students for transfer into bachelor’s programs at four-year colleges and universities throughout the state, region and beyond.

In addition, DCAD’s continuing education program offers professional development courses in the Art Institute of Philadelphia majors of interior design and graphic and web design. These can be taken individually or compiled for a certificate of completion.

Full-time degree-program tuition at DCAD is approximately $24,000 per year – about the same as was charged by the Art Institute of Philadelphia. This is significantly less than the $30,000 to $40,000 charged per year at most four-year art and design schools in the United States. Costs for continuing education courses vary.

“Our admissions deadline for Fall 2018 is Aug. 1, and students who would have been entering their first or second year at the Art Institute of Philadelphia are welcome to contact us to see how they could begin or continue their higher education without interruption at DCAD,” said Dean Katy Ro. “As an accredited, nonprofit institution, DCAD is eager to assist students whose career goals require completion of a high-quality professional art and design program.”

DCAD previously worked to enroll art and design students affected by the closure of Antonelli Institute, and a number of students planning to study at the Art Institute of Philadelphia this year already have contacted DCAD. Others interested in exploring degree-program enrollment options at DCAD for Fall 2018 should contact the Admissions Office by visiting the campus at 600 N. Market St. in Wilmington, Del.; calling (302) 622-8000; or emailing admissions@dcad.edu. Anyone interested in non-degree classes should visit campus or contact Randle Reed at (302) 622-8000, ext. 123, or rreed@dcad.edu.

Create! Magazine Fall 2018 International Print Issue

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Fall 2018 International Print Issue Curated by Conrad Benner, StreetsDept.com

Guest Curator

Conrad Benner is a photographer, podcaster, curator, and Founder of StreetsDept.com, a photo-blog that discovers art on the streets of Philadelphia. Conrad was recently named 'One of the 100 Most Influential People in Philadelphia' by Philadelphia Magazine, his blog named one of the ‘Best Blogs for Travellers’ by The Guardian, and his photography highlighted by Mashable and Instagram as well as printed in Time Magazine and the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Established in January of 2011, Conrad's primary focus with Streets Dept is to document and celebrate street art and graffiti, but he does also uses the blog to explore muralism and other forms of commissioned public art as well as architecture and creative public spaces. As Conrad writes on his website: "In general, I believe deeply that the public space has a profound effect on us as individuals and on our city as a whole, and my aim with Streets Dept is to explore how we build and use public spaces creatively."

“For years, Benner has tirelessly showcased Philly’s robust street art scene though his enormously popular blog and Instagram feed, Streets Dept… He has helped bring national respect to a Philadelphia art scene that deserves it.” –The Philadelphia Inquirer (2015)

About Create! Magazine

We connect our artists to a larger audience by featuring work in an archival limited edition print, our website, and social media platforms.

Create! Magazine is a bimonthly digital and print independent publication for artists, designers and creative entrepreneurs. Our issues have been featured at Art Miami Fairs, Apartment Therapy, Stack Magazines, Study Breaks, Secrets of Green and more.  

WHERE TO FIND: Copies will be available in our online shop and at several retail locations in London, New York, Amsterdam, Wilmington (DE), Philadelphia and more. 

FEE: $30* We welcome free blog submissions on a continuous basis. 

ELIGIBILITY: Artists 18 and older are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation and more. Artists from all countries are welcome to submit. 

SELECTED ARTISTS: Artists selected by the guest juror will receive a 2-page spread including a brief bio, website, and 2 images in print and digital formats. Published artists will receive a complimentary digital issue and will be listed with images, details and information on our website/social media for life. All featured artists will automatically be considered for any upcoming curatorial projects and exhibitions organized by our team.  

DEADLINE: June 30, 2018

Deadline: 
06/30/2018
Fee Detail: 
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The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund

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The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund makes grants to visual artists to enable recipients to concentrate on their art. At least one grant is awarded annually.

The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund welcomes applications from visual artists aged 40 years or older, who live within 150 miles of Washington, D.C., and can demonstrate that they have the potential to benefit as artists from a grant. The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund does not, however, accept applications from filmmakers, video artists, and performance artists.

Grants may be used for any purposes relating to the recipients’ work as artists.

Size of Awards

In December 2015, the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund awarded nine grants totaling $135,000.

Deadline

The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund has an annual deadline: Applications must be postmarked no later than September 15.

Selection Process

Following submission of a complete set of application materials, applicants may be contacted by Fund staff for further information. All information given by applicants is subject to verification by the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund. The selection committee reviews eligible applications in the fall. The Fund notifies applicants of the outcome of their applications before the end of the calendar year. Decisions reached by the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund are final.

Deadline: 
09/15/2016

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