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WaterFire Accelerate Program 2023-2024 Application

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Accelerate 2023-24 – Apply now!

WaterFire’s Accelerate program is a year-long professional development program for emerging artists and creatives under 30. This program is specifically designed to provide access to resources that will further the artistic careers of participants. The Accelerate program engages young artists who may not have had the opportunity to pursue a traditional arts education through a series of lectures, workshops, site visits, and discussions. Professionals in the field join our meetings and share their experiences and learnings in open discussions where topics involving best practices, self-representation, marketing, economics, and technology surrounding art are explored. Each cohort represents the Providence community and is diverse in both the makeup of participants and their art mediums.

The timeline of the Application Process is as follows:

  • Applications are accepted from June 1-30
  • During the month of July – Candidate Interviews with the Recruitment Committee
  • August 1st – 2024 Cohort decisions are finalized
    • Introductory meeting to sign contracts and review of program/requirements
  • September 1 – 2024 Cohort begins

We acknowledge that this application will take time and energy to prepare, and we sincerely thank you for investing your time and care in your submission.

The application period has closed.

Thank you for your interest and/or submission to the 2023-2024 WaterFire Accelerate cohort. We are currently reviewing applications with the selection committee and will be conducting interviews shortly with our prospective applicants. If you are interested in learning more about the program or how to get involved, please email Grechel, Programs Coordinator at [email protected] for more info!