The Peace Studio Fellowship 22-23, The Peace Studio, Pictured L-R Keith Cross, Jasmine Wilson, Photo by Shakti Maal

Applications Open For Prestigious Peace Studio Fellowship

For Immediate Release
May 3rd, 2023
Contact: Claudia Campos |

NEW YORK, NY – May 3rd, 2023 – Application for the ‘23-’24 Peace Studio Fellowship is now live. Artists and journalists working towards a better future are invited to submit project proposals starting Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023. The Fellowship awards $10,000 to mid-career artists and journalists to create a storytelling project focused on building bridges in local communities. The Peace Studio will announce the ten selected fellows in mid-July.

Co-executive Directors, Mariano Avila and Thomas West, are excited to usher in a new class of fellows.

“We challenge our Fellows to dream bigger and to consider their impact on society as a whole,” says Avila, a former journalist who leads programming at The Peace Studio. “This year, we are partnering with Public Media through the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) to broaden our reach and hopefully add value to PBS and NPR stations around the country.”

West, founding Executive Director, believes the Fellowship facilitates career sustainability for artists and journalists.

“As an opera singer myself, I know there are multiple paths to making an impact and supporting your craft,” says West. “We are grateful to Robert Stiller and the Stiller Family Foundation for supporting another year of this program.”

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About The Peace Studio

Established in January 2020, by Dr. Maya Soetoro, a peace scholar and author, Judy Rodgers, a consultant and meditator, and Todd Shuster and Jennifer Gates of Aevitas Creative Management, The Peace Studio develops artists and journalists who seek to inspire hope and catalyze transformative change in local communities across the U.S. Since its founding, the organization has invested in over 300 artists and journalists, distributing strengths-based stories on media platforms like NowThisNews and PBS. Learn more at Follow The Peace Studio on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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