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WaterFire Accelerate Program 2024-2025 Application

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 application period for the 2024-2025 Accelerate Cohort is now closed.

The application timeline is as follows:

  • Applications are live from June 1st – July 12th
  • Month of July – Candidate Interviews with Selection Committee*
                      *Interviews are by invitation only
  • First Week of August 1st – Decision of 2025 Cohort goes out
    • Introduction Meeting to sign contracts and overview of program/requirements
  • September 1st – 2024-25 WaterFire Accelerate 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. 

This application is due by Sunday, July 12th, 2024 at 11:00 PM EST.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to the Program Coordinator, Grechel Rosado at or (401) 250-0124.