Fellowships for Creative & Performing Artists & Writers

Scholarship Description

Criteria: * Available to creative and performing artists, writers, film makers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history At least three fellowships will be awarded for residence of four weeks at the Society at any time during the period January 1 through December 31. The stipend will be $1,200, plus an allowance for travel expenses. Applicants are encouraged to rent a room and prepare their meals in the Societys Goddard-Daniels House, an attractive and spacious historic mansion located directly across the street from the AAS library. The fellowships will provide the recipients with the opportunity for a period of uninterrupted research, reading, and collegial discussion at the Society, located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Successful applicants are those whose work is for the general public rather than for academic or educational audiences. The Societys goal in sponsoring this program is to multiply and improve the ways in which an understanding of history is communicated to the American people. Fellowship projects may include (but are not limited to): historical novels; performance of historical music or drama; poetry; documentary films; television programs; radio broadcasts; plays; libretti; screenplays; magazine or newspaper articles; costume designs; set designs; illustrations and other graphic arts; book designs; sculpture; paintings; other works of fine and applied art; nonfiction works of history designed for general audiences of adults or children. If you have any questions about the submission of artistic samples, please call James David Moran, Director of Outreach, at (508) 471-2131 or e-mail Application: Applications should be sent directly to the American Antiquarian Society at the postal address below. No applications will be accepted electronically. Artists and Writers Fellowships American Antiquarian Society 185 Salisbury Street Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1634 Phone: (508) 471-2131 or 471-2139 Fax: (508) 754-9069 E-mail:

Year of Need: 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad, Beyond 3rd Year Grad,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: 3 or More

Min Award: 1200

Max Award: 1200

Deadline: 2022-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Graduate Theological Union
2400 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA 94709

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