Calling all artists, writers, film makers, designers, dancers, actors, musicians and anyone creative. Spend two years working in an artistically vibrant university community as a Princeton Arts Fellow. Funded in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Fellowships will be awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching.
Applications will be accepted in Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts.
Applicants should be early career composers, conductors, musicians, choreographers, visual artists, film makers, poets, novelists, playwrights, designers, directors and performance artists—this list is not meant to be exhaustive. Fellowships are for two 10-month academic years. An 82,000 USD salary for each year is included. Fellows will be in residence for academic years 2019–20 and 2020–21 at Princeton, interacting with 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 or creating a dance with students. Although the teaching load is light, the expectation is that Fellows will be full and active members of the community, committed to frequent and engaged interactions with students during the academic year.
Princeton Arts Fellows may not hold concurrent teaching positions at other institutions for the duration of the fellowship. Interviews of finalists will take place on campus during January 7–8, 2019. All finalists are expected to attend the on-campus interview. While Fellows need not reside in Princeton, they will be required to spend a significant part of the week on campus. This Fellowship cannot be used to fund work leading to a PhD or any other advanced degree. Holders of PhD degrees from Princeton are not eligible to apply.
How to Apply
All applicants must submit a cover letter, 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. In addition, work samples should be submitted online (i.e., a writing sample, images of your work, video links to performances, etc.)
Applicants can only apply for the Princeton Arts Fellowship twice in a lifetime. Receipt of applications cannot be confirmed, nor will applicants be accepted after the deadline. Statements are limited to 500 words and writing samples to 3,000 words.
Selection will be based on artistic achievement; the potential for excellent teaching; and the likelihood of significant contributions to the artistic life of the Princeton community. Appointments will be made at the rank of lecturer.
Advanced degree preferred.
To learn more (including FAQ, profiles of past fellows, etc.): arts.princeton.edu
Deadline 18 September 2018, 11:59pm EST.
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Courtesy of The Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Visual Arts.