Maeder-York Family Fellowship in
The Maeder-York Family Fellowship recognizes an emerging designer whose work articulates the potential for landscape as a medium of design in the public realm. The residential Fellowship is awarded through a juried international portfolio competition and builds upon the Gardner’s Artist-in Residence programs that have fostered creativity and collaboration in the arts for over two decades.
The biennial Maeder-York Family Fellowship in Landscape Studies is awarded to an emerging design talent whose work articulates the potential for landscape as a medium of design in the public realm. This initiative is intended to recognize and foster emerging design talent from across the design disciplines whose work embodies the potentials for landscape as a medium of public works.
In 2014, The Maeder-York Family Fellow in Landscape Studies will be in residence in one of the Renzo Piano-designed apartments at the Museum for three months during the summer. A public event centering on a discussion of their work is scheduled for the evening of June 12, 2014.
Landscape architects and designers from a range of allied design professions including architecture, engineering, urban design, and planning, as well as the horticultural and garden arts, who can demonstrate a significant engagement with the landscape medium are invited to apply.
The Selection Process
A jury comprised of international figures in landscape architecture and allied design disciplines will select the 2014 Maeder-York Family Landscape Fellow. The two-stage competition process will identify a short-list of up to five finalists who will be invited to interviews with the competition jury who will recommend a winner and runner-up to be announced in February 2014.
- Fellowship and residency will be June 1- August 31, 2014.
- A monthly stipend of $5000.00 will be provided with an apartment/studio space.
- The fellow is expected to deliver a public lecture as part of the Gardner Museum's public programs.
How to Apply
Please submit the following application materials in the form of a single PDF no larger than 25 MB:
- One-page project proposal describing the design/research project to be undertaken
- Current curriculum vitae
- Names and contact information of 3 references (to be contacted at the finalist stage)
- PDF portfolio of recent design work articulating landscape as a medium of design for the public realm
- Please name the PDF Lastname_Firstname.pdf
- Submit the PDF by email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Return of Materials and Usage
All documents submitted to the Gardner Museum through the application process will become the property of the Gardner Museum and may be used, with proper attribution, at a future date by the Museum for noncommercial purposes in any media or format.
December 1, 2013 - Deadline for Receipt of Applications
January 20, 2014 - Finalists Announced
February 10, 2014 - Gardner Museum Fellow Announced
June 1-August 31, 2014 - Gardner Museum Fellow in Residence
June 12, 2014 - Gardner Museum Fellow in Conversation with Charles Waldheim
For more information contact us at email@example.com or 617 278 5160.
The jury met to interview five finalists in early February and awarded the 2012 Fellowship to Takuma Ono.
Ninety-one applications from fourteen nations around the world were received following the announcement of the 2012 Maeder-York Family Fellowship in Landscape Studies in September 2011. The tremendous response to the call for submissions demonstrates the strength and creativity of emerging practitioners in the field of contemporary landscape.
The Fellowship Jury comprised of international figures in landscape architecture and allied design disciplines met in February. The two-stage competition process identifies a short-list of up to five finalists who will be invited to interviews with the competition jury. The Jury was led by Charles Waldheim, Ruettgers Consulting Curator of Landscape.
Julie Bargmann, University of Virginia
Alan Berger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Anita Berrizbeitia, Harvard University
Julia Czerniak, Syracuse University
Anuradha Mathur, University of Pennsylvania
Jane Wolff, University of Toronto
Margaret K. Burchenal, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum