Fellows in the Creative and Performing Arts
Funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Open to early-career artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise. Fellowships are for two academic years. Fellows will teach a course each semester or, in lieu of one course, may be requested to undertake an artistic assignment. A salary is provided. For full details and application guidelines see below.
Finalists were notified the last week of March, 2013.
Princeton University invites applications for the inaugural Princeton Fellowships in the Creative and Performing Arts.
Princeton Fellowships in the Creative and Performing Arts, 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. Applicants should be early career poets, novelists, composers, visual artists, conductors, musicians, choreographers, playwrights, designers, graphic novelists, film makers, performers, directors, and performance artists -- this list is not meant to be exhaustive -- who would find it beneficial to spend two years working in an artistically vibrant university community.
Fellowships are for two 10-month academic years. Fellows will be in residence for academic years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 at Princeton, interacting with our students, faculty and staff as part of the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Department of Music. The normal work assignment will be to teach one course each semester subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty, but fellows may be asked to take on an artistic assignment in lieu of a class, such as directing a play, conducting a student music ensemble, or creating a dance with students. Although the teaching load is light, our expectation is that Fellows will be full and active members of our community, committed to frequent and engaged interactions with students during the academic year.
While Fellows need not reside in Princeton, they will be required to spend a significant part of the week on campus. A $75,000 salary is provided.
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.
We cannot confirm receipt of applications nor can we accept applications postmarked after the deadline. The statement size (500-750 words) and sample size (3,000 words) are strict.