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Resident Fellowship - Center for Ballet and the Arts

The Resident Fellowship is our core offering for scholars and artists of all disciplines to develop projects that expand the way we think about the history, practice, and performance of dance. Past fellows have come from wide-ranging disciplines such as history, design, philosophy, visual arts, and more. Fellows are not required to be experts in ballet or dance, but must have an interest in engaging with the art.

The fellowship provides space, a stipend, and the time to pursue rigorous work. Fellows also gain new colleagues and a broad community of scholars and artists, two communities that do not often meet.

Fellowship timing and duration depend on individual fellow needs and project scopes. Prior residencies have run between four and sixteen weeks. The residency must occur during NYU’s academic year (September 2021 – May 2022).

Application Materials

Applications will be open from September 15, 2020 at 9:00am EST – November 2, 2020 at 9:00am EST.

Click here for the application questions as they will appear on the platform.

Applicants will submit an online form including: biographical details and a project proposal; a CV or bio; two work samples; and two recommendation forms. All materials must be in English and submitted through the SurveyMonkey Apply platform. There is no application fee. In some cases and by invitation, applicants will be invited to a virtual interview in January or February 2021 with CBA’s Assistant Director, Andrea Salvatore.

Materials should reflect the applicant’s genuine aspirations and expertise. We expect scholars and artists to each demonstrate different strengths that are reflective of their training. Project proposals are not required to involve both scholarly and artistic inquiry. Successful proposals will focus on the project’s essential research questions and will be concise and free of jargon.

For a complete list of information see the fellowship page here.