The Lewis Center for the Arts, in collaboration with other University departments, offers two artist fellowship opportunities. Both are designed to support artists, in all artistic disciplines, who demonstrate great promise.

The application period for 2016-17 Hodder Fellowships and 2016-18 Princeton Arts Fellowships is now closed. Applications for Fellowships will reopen in summer 2016. Please review our Frequently Asked Questions for details and instructions.


Princeton Arts Fellowship

Funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Open to early-career artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise. Princeton Arts Fellows spend two consecutive academic years (September 1-July 1) at Princeton University and formal teaching is expected. 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, 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. Learn more …

Hodder Fellowship

Open to artists demonstrating “much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts.” Fellows are selected more “for promise than for performance.” Fellowships are for one academic year and provide the opportunity to pursue an independent project. No teaching is required. A stipend is provided. Learn more …


Meet Recent Fellows

Learn about the work of recent Hodder and Princeton Arts Fellows in a series of video interviews:




Upcoming Fellowships Events


For more information about fellowships at the Lewis Center for the Arts, contact Fellowships Assistant Ysabel Gonzalez at 609-258-6926 or ysabelg@princeton.edu.

» Consult our FAQ for comprehensive application instructions

» Read an interview with Lewis Center Chair Michael Cadden in NYFA Current.