Jon Appel’s Fellowship

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Sponsor Jon Appel’s involvement in the UnionDocs Collaborative Studio.

From Jon:

Hello and thank you for visiting my campaign page. I have been accepted into the UnionDocs Collaborative Studio for the 2015-2016 year and will be studying and collaborating with artists from all over the world. I am trying to raise money to cover some of the program costs, which total $4800. Any money that I raise in this campaign will allow me more time and resources to devote to bettering my artistic practice, which is what I will be focusing on over the next year at Union Docs. If you like my work, which has all been produced independently, please consider donating, no matter how small the donation. The Collaborative Studio is a very unique opportunity that I hope to get as much out of as possible. With your help I can make the next year a great one and produce meaningful work with my fellow fellows.

Links:
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Instagram handle = @jon_.appel


Work Samples

Melmilap excerpt

The Story of Frank

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About the Rewards:

$25 or more — “Leafguy Tee Shirt’

Silkscreened Tee Shirt of my design. Your choice of ‘Man With Turkey Leg,’ ‘Potted Man,’ or ‘Ni How Brother.’  Available in adult sizes S – XL and packaged and shipped in hand-decorated packages. View the designs at www.Leafguy.com.

 

$250 or more — Original Ink Drawing
I will make an ink drawing (11″ x 14″) of the person or place of your choice.  A reference photograph is appreciated.

 

$1000 — Hand-drawn animation
I will create a hand-drawn animation of your design.  Up to thirty seconds in length.

 


About CoLAB

The UnionDocs Collaborative Studio (CoLAB) is a 10 month program for a select group of media artists from the US and abroad. Based in one of NYC’s most exciting neighborhoods, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, CoLAB offers a platform for exploring contemporary approaches to the documentary arts and a process for developing an innovative collaborative project. The program consists of weekly production meetings, seminars, screenings and other public programs, along with regular masterclasses and critiques with visiting artists.

In a recent article in The New York Times, film scholar Scott MacDonald, remarked, “UnionDocs has a healthy sense that the older definitions of what constitutes ‘experimental’ cinema and what constitutes ‘documentary’ are up for grabs.” Similarly, the UnionDocs Collaborative Studio represents a new and alternative fellowship model, offering residency and visa support for six participants coming from abroad and an equal number of spots for local, non-resident participants. It is designed to be affordable and, although participants are asked to make CoLAB their primary creative focus, the schedule does accommodate full-time or freelance work. Rather than applying with a project proposal or rough cut, all participants are selected on the basis of previous work and enter the program at square one, open to discovery and fresh connections.

UnionDocs is not simply the host for this activity, it takes an active role producing the collection of short documentary works that comprise the collaborative project. The theme or focus for the year is chosen by the Artistic Director, and resources and research to support this direction are gathered. The CoLAB Director leads the group through an incremental process where new ideas and new partnerships form; each participant finding their own avenues of creative contribution. Regular readings and assignments for seminars stimulate creativity, open discussion and debate, and offer a common set of references for the group. Master classes with visiting artists provide encouragement, inspiration and exposure to a diverse set of conceptual perspectives and practical methods. As projects reach their final edit, unique plans for exhibition and distribution are formulated.

The Brooklyn Rail summed it up with the title of their feature article: “UnionDocs Brings Auteurs Together”. For some, participation in the program may lead to further study. For others, it may lead to independent projects or strengthened careers within the industry. For all, it is an unparalleled immersion in the expansive field of documentary art.

Learn more about the UnionDocs Collaborative Studio here

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  • 10 Backers

    Thank you so much for your support

  • 38 Backers

    Leafguy Tee Shirt

  • 14 Backers

    Original Ink Drawing

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    Hand-drawn animation

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