Are you interested in spending your summer learning from some of the best photography professors in the world? Well, weíre going to hook you up with the experience of a lifetime. The Look-Look Arts Foundation has created 12 exclusive residency fellowships for young artists at the prestigious School of Visual Arts in New York City for three weeks in the summer of 2004. All of these residencies will be completely free of charge to be awarded as Look-Look grants in partnership with Virgin Mobile and the SVA. You will have the opportunity to learn from incredible photographers, to make life-long friends, to live in one of the greatest cities on Earth, and to get a chance at being featured in futures issues of Look-Look Magazine. Donít let this chance pass you by. Apply now.

WHAT: The residency program offers participants the opportunity to expand their photographic ideas and to work with technologically advanced facilities. All phases of the medium will be covered: black and white, color, digital processes as well as alternative procedures. Group and individual critiques will complement lectures and museum and gallery visits and will encourage creativity, learning and progress. Participants will have access to studio equipment and printing facilities, which include black and white and color darkrooms, digital imaging an output centers, a range of studio lighting systems and a variety of camera sizes and formats.

The program faculty:
JOSEPH MAIDA received an MFA in Photography from Yale University in 2001. He was recently named in the influential "30" in PDN as being a young photographer of notable accomplishment. His work appears frequently in the New York Times Magazine as well as in W and Details, and has had a solo exhibition of his work at Wallspace in New York City.

JOSEPH PLUCHINO received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1993, and his images have been published in Entertainment Weekly, Vibe, Details and W.

AMY STEINER has had one person exhibitions at Rhodes and Mann Gallery in London and both Rare Gallery and Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery in New York, and has been in a group exhibition at the Matthew Marks Gallery, among others.

WHERE: The School of Visual Arts in New York, NY. Students will stay in on-campus housing. A resident assistant will be on each floor of the dorm where students will be staying. Additionally, a security guard is stationed at the entrance lobby 24 hours a day. Students are assigned single rooms unless a request is made to room with a friend.

WHEN: July 12-30, 2004. Students will arrive on July 11 and depart on July 31st.

HOW: Download the application and return it to us by no later than May 14th, 2004. The earlier you can send your application the better. Please donít wait until the last minute. All applicants will be notified about the grant selection on June 4th, 2004.

Please mail (emailed applications will not be accepted) a complete application and all supporting materials to:

Attn: SVA Residency Program
Look-Look Arts Foundation
6685 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

COSTS: The 12 fellowships will be awarded as Look-Look Arts Foundation grants, in partnership with Virgin Mobile and the School of Visual Arts. However none of the grants include the cost of airfare, spending money, or supplies. The total value of each grant is $2250, which includes housing, tuition, and security deposit. Supply costs must be paid by the student (approximately $200). A supply list will be sent to each student upon acceptance to the program. Additionally, students will be required to bring their own 35mm camera.

ELIGIBILITY: You must be an amateur photographer between the ages of 14-30 who would like further instruction in the art of photography. You must speak English. If you are not a citizen of the United States you must have an alien registration card or the appropriate Visa for entry into the country.

SELECTION PROCESS: A panel of artists, photographers, professors and young people will select the winners.

The panelists are:
Roman Alonso, Journalist/Publisher of Greybull Press, Los Angeles, CA
Cat Doran, Writer/Editor, Los Angeles, CA
Lisa Eisner, Photographer/Publisher of Greybull Press, Los Angeles, CA
DeeDee Gordon, Publisher of Look-Look Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
Toland Grinnell, Artist, New York, NY
Paul Jasmin, Professor of Photography, Art Center, Pasadena, CA
Sharon Lee, Publisher of Look-Look Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
Aaron Rose, Independent Curator, Los Angeles, CA
Tom Sachs, Artist, New York, NY
Ed Templeton, Artist, Los Angeles, CA