Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship
Deadline: April 1

The Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship Program was established to increase participation of people of color in professional theater. One of the first theater-run apprenticeships in the country dedicated exclusively to providing the highest standard of training to minorities, it is an attempt to break the cycle of exclusion and disengagement that has resulted in a severe shortage of trained minority arts administrators, artisans, and technicians. Fellowships require a 40-44 week commitment and are available to work with seasoned professionals in the areas of artistic and technical production, arts administration and Community Engagement. Fellowship provides a modest stipend.

The Asian Arts Council Humanities Fellowship Grants Residency Program
Deadline: January 15

The Asian Cultural Council is a foundation supporting cultural exchange in the visual and performing arts between the United States and Asia. An emphasis is placed on awards to artists, scholars and specialists from Asia for research, study and creative work in the United States. Some grants are also made to Americans pursuing similar activities in Asia and to educational and cultural institutions engaged in projects of special significance to Asian-American exchange. Grants are made in the following fields: archaeology, architecture (design, theory, and history), art history, art and architectural conservation, crafts, dance, film, museology, music, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, theater, and video.

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship (No Website)
Deadline: January

The Kinely Fellowships are open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing. Graduates must have majored in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theater or urban and regional planning. Three awards will be given each year: a grant of $7,500 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theater or urban and regional planning; another of the same amount in art, architecture or music; and an additional grant of $15,000 in music.

The fellowships will help defray expenses of advanced study in the U.S. or abroad. One or two fellowships of lesser amount may also be granted upon Committee recommendations. Application deadline is usually in early January. For further information and applications, contact:

Dr. Kathleen F. Conlin, Chair
Kate Neal Kinely Memorial Fellowship Committee
University of Illinois
College of Fine and Applied Arts
608 East Lorado Taft Drive, #15
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333- 1661

Metropolitan Museum of Art Fellowships
Deadline: November 2

The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers annual resident fellowships in art history to qualified graduate students at the predoctoral level as well as to postdoctoral researchers. Projects should relate to the Museum’s collection. The fields of research for art history candidates include Asian art, arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, antiquities, arms and armor, costumes, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, textiles, and Western art. Some art history fellowships for travel abroad are also available for students whose projects involve firsthand examination of paintings in major European collections.

Fellowships include:

The Bothmer Fellowship
Chester Dale Fellowships
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships
J. Clawson Mills Scholarships
Polaire Weissman Fund
Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellowships
Theodore Rousseau Fellowships
Annette Kade Fellowship
The Douglass Foundation Fellowship in American Art
The Slifka Foundation Interdisciplinary Fellowship
The Hanns Swarzenski and Brigitte Horney Swarzenski Fellowship

Please see website for information on individual fellowships.

John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarships
Deadline: No deadline

The scholarship, known as The John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund, is open to United States citizens only, both men and women, single or married, irrespective of race creed or color. The age limit is between 18 and 35 years. Appointments will normally be for one year and the amount available for distribution will approximate $5,000.00.The purpose of the Scholarship, in accordance with the clear stipulation of the Stacey’s will, is to foster high standard in the study of form, color, drawing, painting, design, and technique, as these are expressed in modes showing patent affinity with the classical tradition of western culture. ONLY THOSE SHOULD APPLY WHO ARE SKILLED AND DEVOTED TO THIS CLASSICAL OR CONSERVATIVE TRADITION.