Center for Community Engagement building in downtown York

Appell Arts Fellow

Made possible through the generosity of Mr. Louis Appell, Jr., and the Anne M. and Philip H. Glatfelter, III Family Foundation, the Appell Arts Fellowship is awarded annually to a recent graduate of the York College Fine Art and Graphic Design program. The Appell Fellow contributes to the growth and development of the Downtown York Arts District while refining their artistic abilities and building on other professional skills.

Appell Art Fellows by a painting

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  • Purpose

    The Appell Arts Fellowship is designed to allow a York College graduate to continue their progress toward arts-based careers after graduation, giving them the time and resources to extend their portfolio of work while also contributing to community-based uses of their art. Housed in York College’s Marketview Arts facility, Appell Arts Fellows connect the College with the vibrant York arts district and draw other York College students into the cultural life of York City.

  • Eligibility

    Recent graduates of the York College Fine Art and Graphic Design programs are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity. Successful applicants demonstrate exceptional artistic skills and accomplishments as well as a strong commitment to community engagement.

  • Guidelines for Applying

    Applications will open in the spring of 2023 for the 2023-2024 academic year. Candidates are interviewed each spring by a panel of faculty and staff from the Arts department and the Center for Community Engagement.

  • Benefits

    The Appell Arts Fellow receives an 11-month artist residency in the Downtown York Arts District where they work with the staff at Marketview Arts to develop, promote, and produce program offerings. They also have the opportunity to hone their artistic skills and curate an exhibition of their own work. In addition, the Appell Fellow receives an apartment, studio space, free parking, and a monthly stipend.

Contact Us
Center for Community Engagement
59 E. Market St., York, PA 17401
Phone: 717.815.1213

Ry Fryar, M.F.A, Assistant Professor of Art
English and Humanities
Wolf Hall, Room 318A
Phone: 717.815.1752

Marketview Arts
37 W. Philadelphia St., York, PA 17401
Phone: 717.815.1909