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Research Fellowships for Creative Artists
Amherst College students are invited to apply for a research fellowship for creative artists at the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections. The Frederick S. Lane '36 Fellowship for Creative Artists program provides financial and research support for students interested in using historical and rare source materials towards projects in the arts. Students are encouraged to follow their curiosity, and identify manuscript material or items of interest in our collections to use as inspiration or to draw directly from in produced works. Up to five chosen fellows will receive a small stipend, instruction in archival research practices, and support from Archives and Special Collections staff as they conduct their artistic research. Projects do not need to rely exclusively on materials in our collections.
Projects may include (but are not limited to):
- Artists’ books
- Costume or set designs
- Creative fiction, non-fiction or poetry
- Documentary film or videos
- Drawings, paintings, installations, sculptures, or videos
- Performance of historical music or drama
- Plays or screenplays
Hypothetical examples of projects:
Proposals must include:
Priority will go to proposals leading to thesis work or other projects developed with faculty or departmental support. Awards will be made based on the feasibility and strength of the proposed projects.
Deadline for application: Monday October 20 at 5:00PM
Send proposals to Mike Kelly, Head of Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library, PO Box 5000, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002-5000; firstname.lastname@example.org ; 413-542-2299.
Questions about the program, or about how special collections and archival research might be part of your project, may be addressed to Mike Kelly or to Sara Smith, Arts & Humanities Librarian, at email@example.com.