FIVE POINTS LAUNCHPAD

Studio Monthly Rate: $85.00

To apply to the Launchpad program, please fill out the application form below and email it to Five Points Founder and Executive Director Judith McElhone | jmcelhone@fivepointsarts.org | 860-618-2167

In answer to the growing needs of art school graduates, and to encourage the cross pollination of ideas, The Launchpad, a strategic partnership with Hartford Art School, University of Hartford was formed in 2016. Emerging artists who have been severed from the umbilical connection of guidance, direction, community and art facilities found in a degree program, often face an uncertain future that, for the most part, has to be negotiated independently. Often working in their parents’ basements or garages, many promising young artists find themselves isolated without intellectual and creative stimulation. The Launchpad program offers participants access to affordable shared studio spaces above Five Points Gallery, free access to the Art Center, a serious arts community, mentorship, exhibition and gallery management opportunities, as well as a biennial exhibition in Five Points Gallery.

Launchpad 4.0

Five Points Arts is establishing a second program in recognition of the needs of emerging artists. This new 4.0 Launchpad initiative does not include shared studio space but offers the following benefits.

1. Quarterly critique sessions with shared studio Launchpad artists

2. Recognition on the Five Points Arts website

3. One half off Five Points Arts Center workshops

4. One half off Five Points Arts Center Lab Usage fees

5. Membership discount at Jerry's Artarama / West Hartford

Five Points Arts 4.0 Launchpad program is open to all recent Art School graduates who have graduated within the last 5 years (BFA/MFA). For more information, please contact Judith McElhone at 860-618-2167 or email jmcelhone@fivepointsarts.org

The annual Five Points Arts 4.0 Launchpad membership fee is $300. Payment of $150 is due when joining the program and the remainder is due 6 months after that date.

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