Mellon Global Programs Fellowship

This opportunity is for students in the PhD Program in Art History at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Mellon Global Programs Fellowship
Call for Applications
Due: Monday, April 20, 2020

The PhD Program in Art History and the James Gallery are pleased to announce a call for applications for a new Mellon Global Programs Fellow for academic year 2020-21. This fellowship works with the Curator at the James Gallery, and will create and execute two different types of events that may include scholarly symposia, artist’s conversations, screening series, performances in the gallery or in digital form over the course of the year.

Acknowledging a need in both the academic and curatorial fields, this fellowship has been created to offer mentoring and provide experience in the specific issues related to postcolonial and decolonial practice in scholarly research and public curatorial work. Graduate students who research art and culture of First Nations, South America, Africa and the MENA region, Southeast Asia and some parts of Eastern Europe encounter specific challenges of access unlike work with Western art practice, collections, and archives. This fellowship takes a hands-on approach to learning interdisciplinary methods to create public programs with the James Gallery that focus on the array of approaches to archiving and conveying artistic traditions in these regions.

Like the James Gallery Exhibition Fellowship, it is envisioned as a two-day per week commitment, with a stipend of $26,520 from the Mellon plus a GAD fellowship from the GC to cover tuition and health insurance eligibility.

Please submit a c.v. and a cover letter (1-2 pages) describing your area of interest and outlining briefly some ideas for programs to [email protected] by midnight April 20, 2020. Please contact Katherine Carl [email protected] with any questions.