FAQ

Where does this program take place?
In New York City.

What does it cost to attend?
Nothing. Paint School is free.

What does it cost to apply?
A $25 application fee covers Shandaken's administrative costs for reviewing applicants' materials, including our application service provider, paid jurors, and like necessaries. If this cost is burden, we invite applicants to contact us to request a fee waiver. Please include a few sentences about your situation.

What are the qualifications to participate?
Applicants should have a consistent and thorough history of engagement with the field of painting, as well as a strong interest in new horizons in the discipline of painting. Although there is no degree requirement to participate, this program is ideal for those who have completed their formal education.

Do I have to be a painter to apply?
Yes, the 2020 session of Paint School is open exclusively to practitioners.

What is the meeting structure?
Paint School meets twice monthly in the Manhattan area. In the first meeting of each month, fellows meet privately to reflect on a text of their own choosing. In the second, a faculty member selects a text that they and fellows respond to through discussion.

When and where do the meetings take place?
Meetings take place in New York City. Dates for the 2020 session include January 7 from 10am to 6pm; and January 14 and 21, February 4 and 21, March 10 and 24, April 7 and 21, May 5 and 19, and June 2 and 16 all from 6:30 to 9:30pm. All meetings are mandatory for fellows.

What is required of the fellows?
Fellows are expected to read all material selected, be present for all meetings, and prepare a 30-minute slide lecture.

How are fellows selected?
Applicants responding to an open call are juried by a panel of professional peers.

Can students apply?
Fellows may not be concurrently enrolled in other programs, ABD doctoral candidates excepted.

How can I apply?
Please see this page.