Princeton Arts Fellowship

Princeton Arts Fellowships, 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, 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.

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.

An $80,000 a year stipend is provided. Fellowships are not intended to fund work leading to an advanced degree. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply.  Holders of Ph.D. degrees from Princeton are not eligible to apply.

Candidates are asked to submit an online application by September 19, 2016, 11:59 p.m. EST. All applicants must submit a resume or curriculum vitae, a personal statement of 500-750 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 are requested to be submitted online (i.e., writing sample, images of your work, video links to performances, etc.)

Applicants can only apply for the Princeton Arts Fellowship twice in a lifetime.

The next application cycle will begin in July 2016. Learn more about the recently announced 2016 – 2018 Princeton Arts Fellows.

Questions? Email lca-fellowships@princeton.edu.

2015-17 Fellows

Documentary filmmaker Pacho Velez
Choreographer/director Pavel Zuštiak

2014-16 Fellows

Playwright Aaron Landsman
Writer Hanna Pylväinen

2013-15 Fellows

Graphic designer Danielle Aubert
Percussionist Jason Treuting

Fellowships Contacts

For more information about fellowships at the Lewis Center for the Arts, please contact lca-fellowships@princeton.edu.