The Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design is pleased to announce the five Fellows who have recently been selected to participate in a year-long, Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship at participating AICAD institutions during the 2016/17 academic year. Additionally, three of the 2015/16 Fellows will be continuing in their positions for a second year.
The Fellowship program seeks to provide professional practice opportunities to high-achieving alumni who have recently graduated from AICAD member schools, while also increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of faculty at these institutions. AICAD institutions aspire to create a climate that recognizes and values diversity as central to excellence in art and design education.
AICAD Fellowships include structured and unstructured mentoring and professional development opportunities along with direct teaching experience, health benefits, and other monetary supports.
IMAGE: Jaleesa Johnston, ”All Natural,"2016, 6 x 8 feet, digital image on clear mylar, mirror window film, human and synthetic hair, and plexiglass
In today’s society, and in business in particular, innovation has become the Big Thing. The Prize. The Holy Grail. “If you’re not innovating, you’re going backwards,” according to Virgin Founder and CEO Richard Branson.
If innovation is so valued in our society, then the protagonist of the story must be the entrepreneur. To some, the word entrepreneur conjures up the image of caffeinated tech workers whose start-up was just bought by Google. Not a bad thing, but also not a model of the entrepreneur that I had in mind. I’m interested in someone who crosses deep boundaries and foregrounds positive social and cultural values as much as economic value.
- Stephen Beal, President, California College of the Arts, in HuffPost Arts & Culture
The ADC Young Guns 13 winners were announced this past Tuesday, September 8. And this year, the group is the smallest it has ever been. Only 19 creative professionals under the age of 30 were selected, and 4 of the winners are alumni of AICAD schools!