Arts & Journalism Fellowships

Launching in July, this new fellowship program for mid-career artists and journalists will provide a diverse and representative contingent of tremendously creative, intelligent, highly talented artists and journalists between the ages of 25-55 with $10,000 to create an arts and/or storytelling project focused on healing existing divisions and building bridges in their local community. These projects could be anything from a theater performance with community dialogues to a pop-up art gallery to a community activation or public art creation – the possibilities are many. Above all, we want to empower these Artist and Journalist fellows to help people of different backgrounds connect across differences – and find a common cause. We expect each Fellow to promote concrete peacebuilding through their project, i.e., to take actions evincing compassion, kindness, and love – and the pursuit of justice – in the service of lasting positive change for their respective communities.

The fellowship program is a one-year, application-based program. The online application will launch in March, with fellows being notified of their application status in May 2022. The Peace Studio Creative Council will serve as the jurors for this exciting new program. The program launches in early March with an in-person, four-day fellows conference where all fellows will learn about Restorative Narrative, our Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution framework, and the importance of having a Reflective Practice.

Each selected fellow will have demonstrated community leadership and expressed interest in using their craft to bridge differences. Additionally, this fellowship’s unique and essential component is that artist and journalist fellows must find ways to collaborate in some portion of their projects. Priority will be given to artists and journalists who apply together from the same local community as a team, but this is not a requirement. Some fellows will be paired at our opening conference.

Our inaugural Arts & Journalism Fellowships have been graciously underwritten by The Stiller Family Foundation, The Sidhu-Singh Foundation, The Ford Foundation, and Halloran Philanthropies.

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