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Artistic Research Fellowships

Folger Institute Artistic Research Fellowships are open to all artists whose work would benefit from significant primary research related to the histories, concepts, art, and objects of the early modern world (ca. 1400-1800) and its legacies. Artistic applicants are not required to hold a formal degree, but should describe their training and level of industry-specific experience in their CV.
Artistic applicants may apply for one, two, or three months of research support, with a stipend of $4,000 per month, taken any time between July 1, 2024, and June 30, 2025. For the 2024-25 fellowship year, artistic fellows will have the option to take fellowships fully onsite at the Folger, fully virtual, or a combination of the two. Applicants may propose the research schedule that best fits their project’s needs.
Artistic research fellowships support artists working in all media whose work would benefit from significant research with early modern primary sources. This includes, but is not limited to, visual artists, writers, dramaturgs, playwrights, performers, filmmakers, and composers. The key difference between scholarly and artistic fellowships is the research output, which is creative and can include but is not limited to visual art, digital media, screenwriting, fictional prose, poetry, and performance art. Like, short-term scholarly researchers, artistic researchers have the option to apply for a completely virtual fellowship.

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