COMMUNITY ARTISTS (fellowship) by Bear Guerra

Via NAS:

“Arts and culture can be a powerful force for positive community change. That's why creative people who are called to strengthen their communities need to be supported.

Driving transformation through arts and culture can be daunting, difficult and often lonely. Creative Community Fellows brings cultural trailblazers across New England together for six months, to be part of something bigger, to learn life-changing skills and to see dreams become reality.


You are...

a creative change-maker in your community. You use the power of arts and culture to drive equitable social or physical transformations in your world, alongside local partners.

You have...

a good start, but want to advance your project to make an even greater impact. So you’ll need the curiosity, an open mind and determination to tackle the challenges ahead.

You'll gain...

understanding of strategy, design thinking and leadership from University of Pennsylvania faculty, NAS, leading mentors and practitioners in the field, as well as your peers. 94% of Fellows said they gained new skills relevant to their work.

You'll use...

your new knowledge right away. Together, we’ll test, adapt and build on your work. You’ll walk away with clarity…and a game plan. 90% of Fellows said they shared learnings from the program with their collaborators and organizations.

You'll join...

an incredible community of collaborators dedicated to learning from and sharing with each other. It’s a connected cohort that continues to support each other long after the program concludes.”

DEADLINE: April 22.


U.S. ARTISTS/CREATIVE PLACEMAKERS (fellowships) by Bear Guerra


Via Transportation for America:

“This new fellowship, created with funding from the Kresge Foundation, builds upon the deep knowledge and expertise T4America has established over the last four years in arts and culture in transportation. The fellowship, which will be filled by a class of approximately 10-15 professionals already working at the intersection of the arts and transportation, will help them elevate their work to the next level.

Over the last year, we provided training to three communities to help them build connections between local arts agencies and departments of transportation. This ACT fellowship expands the scope of that type of training to help a wide range of individual transportation and community leaders from across the country share creative placemaking practices and challenges with their peers. Fellows will learn from one another and develop the tools and expertise to train novices who want to learn more about this emerging practice.

We are now accepting applications from interested teams of candidates (at least two but no more than four people per team) from the same locality. We recommend that your team has a mix of unique or shared experiences in the arts & culture, transportation, and community development sectors.”


YOUNG DOCUMENTARY ARTISTS OF COLOR (year-long residency) by Bear Guerra

Via Center for Documentary Studies:

“As part of a strategic priority to diversify the documentary field, the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University invites applications from young people of color (ages 18–24) from groups underrepresented in the documentary arts who are not in school full-time for a twelve-month, full-time Emerging Documentary Artist (EDA) position, to begin on July 1, 2019. The position is part of CDS’s Documentary Diversity Project (DDP), a three-year pilot program whose goal is to build pathways for more people of color to engage with the documentary arts—photography, film, video, writing, audio, experimental and new media—and to become nonfiction storytellers, gatekeepers, and critical consumers; to support their achievements; and to promote their work. The pilot is made possible, in part, by a grant from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.”

DEADLINE: April 22.