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Each year, the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design identifies ten graduating seniors with exemplary skill in craft to receive a $15,000 Windgate Fellowship award. This past year's fellows were selected by four panelists from 92 applicants. Each participating university is able to nominate two students to apply to the CCCD. This application is for seniors interested in being considered as one of CCA's nominees.  


To be eligible, you must be a senior graduating in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021, and work in a craft medium.


The Fellowship is only open to applicants who are U.S. citizens or in the process of applying for citizenship.


Applications are due by midnight, Sunday, November 8, 2020.
It is highly recommended that you review the work of previous Fellows on the CCCD's website, available here, before submitting your application.

For Animation Junior Review, you’ll be uploading you reel minute presentation. Each student will meet (virtually) via Zoom with a three to four member panel for a thirty-minute review of their work. Students are required to present their reel, statement and engage with the faculty panel in discussion of their artwork. Your Junior Review is an opportunity to evaluate your artistic and educational development and prepare for your senior year.

Your Artist Statement should include:

  •  No more than 2-3 paragraphs


 Basic Requirements for your Reel: 

  • An edited 5 minute (maximum) reel that showcases your strengths and interests as an animator
  • Put your strongest work first! 
  • Don’t include everything you’ve done, be selective
  •  You can include animatics/storyboards in your reel if they are an important aspect of your work
  • You can include drawings and/or character designs in your reel if they are an important aspect of your work
  • Export your reel with H.264 compression as an .mp4 or .mov


You can also include up to 10 slides with still images:

  • You may show up to 4 images on one slide
  • You can use these slides to show drawings, sketches, character designs, concept art, storyboards, or any other work of your choice
  • You may include images that show your thinking process and how you explore and develop your ideas. This includes thumbnail sketches, tests, iterations, research, and revisions.
  • The whole presentation should be saved as a .pdf file and uploaded to Submittable. Please also submit your animation reel (.mp4 or .mov) separately as a backup to your web links.


For more detailed information, please review the Animation Junior Review Guidelines.


Please contact Okailey Okai (ookai@cca.edu) with any questions. 

For the Fine Arts Junior Review, you’ll be uploading selected recent works / projects into a 5 to 8-minute presentation. Each student will meet (virtually) via Zoom with a three to four member panel for a thirty-minute review of their work. Students are required to present their artist statement and engage with the faculty panel in discussion of their artwork. Your Junior Review is an opportunity to evaluate your artistic and educational development and prepare for their senior year.


Basic Requirements 

Your presentation should include: 

  • An introductory title slide: Name/Major 
  • Artist statement - 2-3 paragraphs in length 
  • 10 slides with images of select project(s) 
  • Assemble your presentation using the template provided here: Google Slides version /  Keynote Version


For more detailed information, please review the Fine Arts Junior Review Presentation Guidelines


Please contact fine-arts-undergrad@cca.edu with any questions. 

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