11.11.2015

Artist Protection Fund > Fellowships

Artists from any country and artistic discipline may qualify. Applications are reviewed for artistic merit, the quality/potential of the applicant's work, and the severity of the threats that the applicant faces. Preference is given to artists who:

  • are facing or have recently fled from immediate, severe, and targeted threats to their lives and/or artistic practice in their home countries or countries of residence;

  • demonstrate accomplishment and promise in their artistic practice;

  • will benefit their home and/or host communities.

Sponsored by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, APF fellowships will support threatened artists for up to one calendar year. Artists from any country and artistic discipline/practice may apply. Applications will be reviewed for artistic merit, the quality/potential of the applicant's work, and the severity of the threats that the applicant faces.

Fellowships will be disbursed through partnering universities, colleges, or arts institutes that provide a safe haven for APF fellows to continue their work in safety. In some cases, hosting institutions will match the APF fellowship award by providing salary/stipend support, housing, and/or other assistance.

For consideration in February 2016, all application and portfolio materials must be received by Monday, January 4, 2016.

Please note that applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and will be considered by the APF Selection Committee at least two (2) times per year. Emergency applications may be considered out of cycle if circumstances require.

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