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Mellon Projecting All Voices Fellowship

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Mellon Projecting All Voices Fellowship
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Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and ASU Gammage at Arizona State University seek four artists from the Southwest region with field experience, interested in exploring issues of racial equity in the arts, desiring to engage with an educational institution and Arizona’s communities.

The Mellon Projecting All Voices Fellowship will take place between April 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2020. Residency in Arizona during the fellowship is not required, but travel will be scheduled to visit the campus and learn from and with Arizona’s communities during the fellowship as a requirement. The Mellon Projecting All Voices Fellowship is designated for artists whose artistic practice is rooted in the Southwest region (Arizona, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and First Nations within the geographic Southwest) who desire additional support in terms of mentorship, research, professional development, networking, instruction and opportunities to present or cultivate projects.

Required Qualifications
Graduated with a degree (bachelor’s, master’s, MFA, PhD) in one of the following disciplines: art, visual art, dance, film, theatre, music and/or interdisciplinary arts such as digital media, or an arts and science-related field;
An artist looking to apply artistic methodologies to create social change and community impact on a local, regional and/or national level;
Must be eligible to work in the U.S. and live in one of the following states: Arizona, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and First Nations within the geographic Southwest.

Desired Qualifications
Demonstrated success in one or more of the following areas:
Lived experience or practice that provides a perspective on one or more issues related to race, power, class, cultural policy, place, ability, gender, sexuality and religion;
Interest in engaging in university life;
Knowledge of or interest in working in the Southwest region of the United States, which includes border states and indigenous, rural and urban communities;
Experience in working with, leading social/civic and/or community based projects;
Practice in African Diaspora, Arab, Asian, Indigenous, Latinx, Native, Pacific Islander, or other non-Western forms of art.

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