ArtTable Fellowship Highlights:
– Professional career development
– Work with established leaders in museums and other cultural organizations
– One-on-one mentoring
– Access to ArtTable’s dynamic professional network
– Five – Eight week commitment between May and August 2021
– 3 fellowships specifically open to women of Native American / Indigenous descent
– $4,000 stipend
Since 2000, the ArtTable Fellowship program addresses the marked lack of diversity in arts employment. The objective is to provide quality real work experiences and mentorship for female identifying graduate/pre/post-doc students and emerging professionals from diverse cultural/racial/ethnic/socio-economic backgrounds generally underrepresented in the field to aid their transition from academic to professional careers in the visual arts, including but not limited to: curatorial, education, public programming, archival research and collections management.
Through one-on-one mentoring relationships with ArtTable members, every year, a selected number of fellows have the opportunity to work with an established leader in the field and gain exposure to a range of professional activities at first-class cultural institutions throughout a five – eight week period during the summer. Each fellow will be connected with an ArtTable ‘mentor’ for the duration of their fellowship and be welcome to attend ArtTable programs in their area.
The program, one of the longest-standing programs supporting diversity in the visual arts, as a conscious effort to enrich and strengthen the visual arts field by supporting an inclusive and diverse professional landscape, has already supported ninety-four fellows around the country.
How to apply
To be eligible applicants must be:
– Female-identified students, who are currently enrolled in a graduate/pre/post-doc program, are recent graduates (within six months of having completed all graduation requirements) and/or emerging professionals
– Seeking career opportunities in the visual arts professions
– Self-identified from cultural/racial/ethnic/socio-economic backgrounds underrepresented in the field
– Hold U.S citizenship, have permanent residency status, or a current student visa