You are required to provide two (2) professional and two (2) personal letters of reference.

  1. Two (2) professional letters of reference from creative professionals who can speak     to your artistic practice, exhibitions, publications, teaching, or other advanced artistic     experience.
  2. Two (2) personal letters of reference from colleagues or persons who are aware of       the difficulties that you have been facing. These letters can include artistic merit.

Reference Guidelines

  • Letters from colleagues both inside and outside of your home country are preferred.
  • Please note that the APF requires original and current reference letters. Letters should
        not use identical text.
  • Each referee should speak to her/his particular knowledge of your artistic background       and/or circumstances
  • Referees should provide letters as PDF or Word Document, using professional            
        letterhead if possible.

Please NOTE:

  • Referees should submit Reference Letters directly to
  • It is the artist's responsibility to contact their Referees and confirm that all of their             reference letters have been submitted.
Required: List Your References