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 next application cycle for Fellowships will open in July 2021.


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 for the Arts is currently holding all events remotely.

The Princeton Arts Fellows (PAF) finalists interviews are 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.

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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:





For more information about fellowships at the Lewis Center for the Arts, contact

» Consult our FAQ for comprehensive application instructions

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