Princeton Arts Fellowships for Outstanding Artists ($90,000 Stipend Available)

Fellowship in Art and Humanities
  • United States, United States
  • Apply Before : September 15, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 35872
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Fields of study Arts
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Duration 2 Years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Princeton University will open  applications for Princeton Arts Fellows in July 2024. The Princeton Arts Fellowships are awarded to artists whose achievements have extraordinarily demonstrated a promise in any section of artistic practice and teaching. Applicants should be early-career visual artists, playwrights, designers, directors, filmmakers, poets, novelists, and performance artists. The current applications cycle accepts applications only in Creative Writing, Theatre, and Visual Arts.

The Lewis Center in Princeton puts creativity and performing at the heart of the Princeton experience to help artists understand their and their neighbors’ lives. The funding body behind this fantastic program is the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Maurice R. Greenberg Scholarship Fund, and the David E. Kelley Society of Fellows in the Arts.

Princeton Arts Fellows spend two successive academic years (1 September – 1 July) at Princeton University, and it will also include formal teaching. The fellows will have to teach one course per semester under the regular work assignment subject to confirmation by the Dean of the Faculty, but the faculty may ask fellows to undertake an artistic project instead of a class, such as directing a play or producing a dance with students.

Brief Details

  • Application Opens: 1 July 2024
  • Application Deadline: 12 September 2024 (11:59 PM EST)
  • Interview Date: 11 December 2024
  • Host University: Princeton University
  • Location: United States
  • Duration: Two academic years
  • Field: Arts (in general)

Fellowship benefit

A $90,000 annual stipend or salary is available to the selected fellows in the current year. Additionally, fellows will receive a $5,000 fund per academic year for research expenses and $2,000 for classroom expenses. Fellows will also have access to shared spaces on the Princeton campus throughout their fellowship period. Fellowships are not to finance work resulting in an advanced degree.

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Eligibility Criteria

Applications in creative writing, visual arts, and theatre are acceptable, and applicants should meet the following criteria to apply for the Princeton Arts Fellowships:

  • Applicants other than U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.
  • Princeton University Ph.D. degree holders are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates should be early career_ including but not limited to_ composers, conductors, musicians, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, poets, novelists, playwrights, designers, directors, and performance artists.
  • Interested applicants who find this opportunity beneficial to spend two years working and teaching in an artistically lively university environment and community are welcome to apply.

Selection Criteria for the Princeton Arts Fellowships

The selection of the finalists will take place based on artistic commitment and record of achievement, the potential for meaningful engagement with a vibrantly diverse pool of undergraduate students, and the possibility of tremendous dedication to the intellectual and artistic life of the Princeton community.

How to Apply?

Applicants should submit an online application for this fellowship through the application (AHIRE) on 01 July 2023, as this is the application opening date.

Application Requirements

All applicants should submit the following documents:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A proposal of 750 words that outlining the following:
  1. How do you plan to use the two years of the fellowship to advance your work (250 words)
  1. What you could do with undergraduates as part of your fellowship, such as teach, direct, or choreograph (250 words)
  2. How have you promoted diversity and inclusion in your artistic endeavors, classroom instruction, or research? (250 words)
  • Contact details for three references
  • Work samples with a 150-word explanation of how they relate to your proposal are required:
  1. Examples of creative writing are limited to 3000 words.
  2. You can submit up to 20 or 10 still photos and 5 minutes of video for visual arts. Video can show an entire piece or selected portions. Send documents in PDF format and a link to a suitable online video format. If required, give access passwords.
  3. Theatre: a 10- to 15-page writing sample; 20 to 30 design renderings or photos; or a video or audio reel with cue points. We encourage links to reputable websites or web archives.

Please visit Princeton University’s website for further information about Princeton Arts Fellowship.


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