Programs

Fellowships

The Lewis Center is designed to put the creative and performing arts at the heart of the Princeton experience. This mission is based on the conviction that exposure to the arts helps each of us to make sense of our lives and the lives of our neighbors. We pursue this mission by bringing together a vibrantly diverse community of people with different backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, skills and talents.

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.

We are not currently accepting submissions for these fellowship opportunities. The next application cycle will open again on July 1st, 2020.

SPECIAL UPDATE

In response to COVID-19, following a series of recommendations by Princeton University, and to prioritize the health and safety of our community, the Lewis Center has canceled all public events and activities scheduled through the end of spring term 2020. Students and faculty will be conducting classes remotely through the remainder of the semester as well. Campus buildings are not open to the public.

While on-campus programming is suspended, we are exploring potential ways of remotely sharing the work of the Lewis Center’s resilient creative community.

The PAF finalists interviews are currently scheduled for the week of December 15, 2020. We will be following University and Government guidelines for COVID-19 throughout the 2020-21 academic year. Should these dates or in-person interview format change, we will update our website and notify finalists of the changes.

For more fellowships information or questions, you can reach us online at lca-fellowships@princeton.edu.

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions for details and instructions.

Princeton Arts Fellowship

Funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, David E. Kelley ’79 Society of Fellows Fund, and the Maurice R. Greenberg Scholarship Fund.

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.

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Hodder Fellowship

The Mary Mackall Gwinn Hodder Fellowship program is funded by the Charles John Morris Gwinn and Alfred Hodder Memorial Fund.

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.

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Meet Recent Fellows

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

 

 

 

Questions?

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

» Consult our FAQ for comprehensive application instructions