Arts Research Fellowships: “Creative Cities”

About

The Stanford Arts Institute invites applications for one-year visiting fellowships. Fellows are expected to produce excellent transformative work that advances the 2018-19 Fellowship Theme: "Creative Cities: The Role of Art in Reimagining Cities." Fellows will spend the year in residence under the auspices of the Stanford Arts Institute.

Led by Peggy Phelan, the Denning Family Director of SAI and Professor of English and Theater & Performance Studies, the Stanford Arts Institute seeks to advance the arts as a mode of thinking across the wide-ranging intellectual and artistic resources of Stanford University. It offers courses, hosts lectures, and curates a variety of innovative programs highlighting scholarly and artistic work for the Stanford community.

The Creative Cities fellowship seeks candidates with a strong record of scholarly resesarch and/or creative work dedicated to exploring the intersection of art and urban life. SAI intends to make two appointments for the 2018-19 academic year, ideally one artist and one scholar. We are interested in candidates whose work reaches across disciplines (such as economics, geography, public policy, urban design) as well as artistic media, and we particularly welcome work that takes up questions of globalism and art.

Eligibility and Requirements

Fellowships are for one full academic year, and require the fellow to be in residence at Stanford during Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters (mid-September 2018 through mid-June 2019). Candidates will normally have an MFA or interdisciplinary PhD in the arts. Independent artists and scholars must demonstrate artistic or scholarly achievement equivalent to a relevant terminal degree. Fellows will be expected to teach one undergraduate course and contribute to University-wide working groups and seminars. Fellows will also have the opportunity to present their work in events open to the public.

There are no citizenship requirements for these fellowships; non-U.S. nationals are encouraged to apply.

Stipends

Fellows will be awarded a stipend of $60,000 plus generous benefits.

 

How to Apply

All materials are due by 11:59pm (PST) on January 10, 2018.

Applicants should submit the following through SlideRoom at the button below:

  • Cover letter (not to exceed 3 pages) describing the goals and achievements of your work to date.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Written work sample (25 pages or less)
  • Fellowship proposal in two parts: 1) a three-page proposal for research or creative work to be undertaken during the year-long residence; and 2) a two-page course description for a ten-week undergraduate course, including the rationale and at least a partial schedule and list of proposed readings.
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation
  • (OPTIONAL) Up to 3 minutes of digital media or up to 8 images. Please compile images into one PDF file for upload or include the relevant link in your application.

Fellows will be chosen by a multidisciplinary selection committee on the basis of the promise of the proposed project, the originality and distinction of the candidate’s previous work, and the candidate’s perceived ability to contribute to the intellectual and artistic life of Stanford.

Applications are due by 11:59pm (PST) on January 10, 2018.

Contact Information

Stanford Arts Institute
Stanford University
365 Lasuen Street, Second Floor
Stanford, CA 94305-5010
artsinstitute@stanford.edu

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity. It welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions.