The Clark – an art museum in Williamstown, Massachusetts – is inviting applications for its fellowship programme, including three new fellowships titled ‘Caribbean Art and Its Diasporas’, ‘Critical Race Theory and Visual Culture Fellowship’, and ‘Futures Fellowship’.
The Clark awards fellowships every year to established and promising scholars with the aim of fostering a critical commitment to inquiry in the theory, history, and interpretation of art and visual culture. As part of their commitment to fostering diverse engagements with the visual arts, they particularly seek to elevate constituencies, subjects, and methods that have historically been underrepresented in the discipline. These fellowships are intended to nurture a variety of disciplinary approaches and support new voices in art history.
Applicants should hold a PhD or demonstrate equivalent professional experience. They may come from the academic or museum worlds, or from other professional backgrounds, and may be residents of any country. They may be employed, full- or part-time, or be independent scholars, curators, and/or critics. The Clark does not award pre-doctoral fellowships.
Fellowships are awarded on a scale related to need and earnings, up to a maximum rate of $30,000 per semester. Travel to and from the Clark will be reimbursed for the scholar and an accompanying family member. Fellows will also be provided with accommodation, help from a research assistant, access to office space, and access to the Clark’s library and collections.
Fellows will need a J-1 Visa from the INS to engage in the activities for which he or she has been designated a Clark Fellow. In applicable circumstances, the Clark can facilitate this standing by providing fellows with the documents required to initiate the authorisation process.