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, choreographers, playwrights, designers, performers, directors, filmmakers, composers, and performance artists–this list is not meant to be exhaustive–who would find it beneficial to spend two years teaching and working in an artistically vibrant university community.
The Lewis Center for the Arts, in collaboration with other Princeton University departments, offers two artist fellowship opportunities. Both are designed to support artists, in all artistic disciplines, who demonstrate great promise. Applicants should be early career poets, novelists, choreographers, playwrights, designers, performers, directors, filmmakers, composers, and performance artists–this list is not meant to be exhaustive–who would find it beneficial to spend two years teaching and working in an artistically vibrant university community.
An $80,000 a year stipend is provided. Fellowships are not intended to fund work leading to an advanced degree.
The deadline to submit an application for the 2017-19 Princeton Arts Fellowship is September 19, 2016.
How to apply
First, submit an application to Princeton University Human Resources. You only need to fill out a brief form on the HR jobs site.
Then, submit all supporting materials to the online application on the Lewis Center website. When you complete this step, you will have the option to save your progress and return to it at a later time. After you submit this form, you will have the opportunity to modify the supporting documents up until the deadline.
What kind of sample work do I submit?
If you are a writer, include: 3,000-word writing sample of recent work (for poetry – 20 to 30 pages of work)
If you are a performance artist, include: Examples of ten minutes (total) of performance through link(s) to sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Flicker, etc.
If you are a visual artist, include: up to 20 still images and/or link(s) to a site housing images or video.
If you are a musician, include: 1-2 scores and/or Examples of ten minutes (total) of performance through link(s) to sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Flicker, etc.
Princeton University’s programs in Creative Writing, Dance, Music Theater, Theater, Visual Arts and the interdisciplinary Atelier form the Lewis Center for the Arts. Envisioned by former President Shirley Tilghman as an initiative to elevate the quality and expand the breadth of creative opportunities on campus, the Lewis Center exists thanks to a community of partners across campus and the generosity of its extraordinary supporters. The Center serves the campus and the wider Princeton regional community through the presentation of over 100 public performances, exhibitions, readings, film screenings and lectures each year, most of them free. The Lewis Center is named in honor of the late Peter B. Lewis (1933 – 2013). A member of Princeton’s Class of 1955 and a former Charter Trustee of the University, Mr. Lewis ushered in a new era for the arts at Princeton with an unprecedented $101 million gift to the University in 2006.
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