Sponsored by the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University
The Lewis Center for the Arts, in collaboration with other University departments, offers two artist fellowship opportunities. Both are designed to support artists with different backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, skills and talents, in all artistic disciplines, who demonstrate great promise.
The Hodder Fellowship will be given to artists of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the 2021-2022 academic year with an $84,000 stipend provided. Potential Hodder Fellows are composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, writers or other kinds of artists or humanists who are selected more “for promise than for performance” and have “much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts” as traditionally defined. Given the strength of the applicant pool, most successful Fellows have published a first book or have similar achievements in their own fields; the Hodder is designed to provide Fellows with the “studious leisure” to undertake significant new work. US Citizenship is not required to apply.
Fellowships are not intended to fund work leading to an advanced degree.
Submit a resume, a 3,000-word writing sample of recent work, and a project proposal of 500 words.
Composers, Performing Artists, and Visual Artists:
Submit a resume, a project proposal of 500 words, and examples of ten minutes of performance through link(s) to sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Flicker, etc. Visual artists should provide up to 20 still images organized into a single PDF file and submit as part of their online application. Composers may send 1-2 scores as a PDF file and submit as part of their online application and/or supply a link to a website.
Lecturer and Princeton Arts Fellow
Princeton Arts Fellows, funded in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching.
Open to early-career artists in theater, dance, music, creative writing and visual arts demonstrating extraordinary promise. Fellowships are for two academic years (2021-2023) with an $84,000 salary for each year spent interacting with our students, faculty, and staff as part of the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Department of Music. The department is committed to fostering an academic environment that acknowledges and encourages diversity and differences. The successful candidate will pursue academic excellence in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings.
Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of 500 words about how you would hope to use the two years of the fellowship at this moment in your career, and contact information for three references (should the search committee choose to contact references, please do not request letters or have letters sent in advance of a request from the search committee). In addition, work samples should be submitted online (i.e., a writing sample, images of your work, video links to performances, etc.)
Princeton Arts Fellows may not hold concurrent teaching positions at other institutions for the duration of the fellowship and this fellowship cannot be used to fund work leading to a Ph.D. or any other advanced degree. Holders of Ph.D. degrees from Princeton are not eligible to apply.
Application deadline: September 15, 2020, 5:00 p.m. (EDT).
For more information, guidelines and FAQ’s please visit: https://arts.princeton.edu/fellowships/