FAQ

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 regarding the possibility of a hardship discount. 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?
Applicants should have a significant history of interaction with the field of painting. Scholars, critics, historians, and curators are encouraged to demonstrate their contributions to discourse about the medium in their applications.

What is the class structure?
Individual lecturers lead two, two-hour meetings each month. In the first, they offer a presentation about their own work or a subject related to the discipline of painting and facilitate a discussion afterward. In the second, two fellows offer presentations about and guide discussions related to their own work.

When and where do the meetings take place?
Meetings take place in New York City from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Dates for the 2017-18 session include December 1, 5, and 19; January 11 and 25; February 8 and 22; March 13 and 27; April 10 and 24; and May 8 and 22.

What is required of the fellows?
Fellows are expected to be present for most or all meetings and to participate in an end-of-session exhibition.

How is work for the exhibition selected?
Fellows select their own work in consultation with each other and Shandaken staff.

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 check our application page in the early fall.

Can the public attend the lectures?
No, however audio recordings of each lecture will be available on this website in the future.