Institute of International Education Artist Protection Fund 2016 ( Fellowship for Threatened Artists)

Application Deadline: Monday, January 4, 2016.

The Artist Protection for artists from every artistic discipline. With the fellowship, artists who are facing threats to their lives and/or practice can find temporary support through placements at host universities and arts centers anywhere in the world where they can continue their work in safety.

The Artist Protection Fund builds upon IIE’s nearly 100 years of support for threatened scholars. This includes the work of the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund, which since its foundation in 2002 has provided fellowships to enable 625 threatened scholars from 54 countries to escape from harm and continue their work in freedom and safety.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Artists from any country and artistic discipline may apply. Applications are reviewed for artistic merit, the quality/potential of the applicant’s work, and the severity of the threats that the applicant faces. Preference is given to artists who:are facing or have recently fled from immediate, severe, and targeted threats to their lives and/or artistic practice in their home countries or countries of residence;
    demonstrate accomplishment and promise in their artistic practice;
    will benefit their home and/or host communities.
  • Artist Protection Fund works:Sponsored by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, APF fellowships will support threatened artists for up to one calendar year.
  • Artists from any country and artistic discipline/practice may apply.
  • Applications will be reviewed for artistic merit, the quality/potential of the applicant’s work, and the severity of the threats that the applicant faces.
  • Fellowships will be disbursed through partnering universities, colleges, or arts institutes that provide a safe haven for APF fellows to continue their work in safety.
  • In some cases, hosting institutions will match the APF fellowship award by providing salary/stipend support, housing, and/or other assistance.

Application:

in February 2016, all application and portfolio materials must be received by Monday, January 4, 2016.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Institute of International Education Artist Protection Fund

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