Welcome

Poiema is an interdisciplinary, interfaith artist fellowship that is sponsored by St. Thomas Aquinas Student Center at Iowa State University.  It is a collective of both student and professional artists who meet regularly throughout a cohort year for discussion and support on what it means to be an artist who is also a person of faith, yet who desire to work and dialogue in the contemporary context of the global arts community.  Both student and professional artists in the collective collaborate for a thematic showing of their work in the Ames/Iowa State University community once per cohort year. 

 

Poiema Fellows

All accepted student artists who apply are considered Poiema Fellows and are paid a $50 honorarium for their work in the collaborative showing.  

 

Apply 

Student artists apply here

Professional artists, please contact Eric Evans at eric@staparish.net if you would like to be involved.  

 

Here are some examples of disciplines accepted: 

 

Visual Arts (sculpture, ceramics, textiles, painting, drawing, design, photography, etc.)  

Writing

Architecture

Video

Music Composition 

Choreography

 

Any discipline wherein the artist is dedicated to their craft and creating something new!

 

Required Dates and Commitment