Summer Archiving Fellowships: Archiving and Preservation Division of Dance/USA, Feb 28

Summer Archiving Fellowships: Archiving and Preservation Division of Dance/USA

Deadline: Applications due by February 28, 2020.

Dance/USA invites applications for the 2020 Summer Fellowships in Dance Archiving and Preservation for master’s degree students in library and information sciences. The theme of this round of Fellowships is Honoring Dance Elders and Pioneers. Four Fellowships will be awarded for Summer 2020.

The goal of this program is to develop an engaged, passionate, and well-trained next generation of archivists in the dance field and to advance models for community-based archiving assistance to regional dance communities. Aligned with Dance/USA’s core values of equity, inclusion, and diversity, this Fellowship program invites applicants who are committed to advancing a more equitable and inclusive archives field that reflects and supports the true diversity of voices, practices, and identities within dance communities. Applicants should be interested in building bridges of access to the arts with a wide range of diverse communities.

This program builds on the Fellowships in Archiving and Preservation offered by Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC), between 2001 and 2014, and on Dance/USA’s 2018 pilot Archiving Fellowships. Read about Dance/USA’s previous Archiving Fellows and their projects here.

Program Format and Project Descriptions

Timeline and commitment: June-August 2020, approximately 450 hours total.

Locations: Atlanta, GA (DanceATL), Los Angeles, CA (Viver Brasil), San Francisco, CA (World Arts West), Oakland, CA (AXIS Dance Company)

Stipend: $10,000.

The Fellowship will be supervised and administered by Dance/USA’s Department of Archiving & Preservation. The Fellow will receive orientation and training in dance-specific concepts and resources for archiving, and will work with local mentors and organizations on projects to preserve and create access to unique dance materials.

This opportunity is generously supported by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

For more information, including how to apply, please visit the Dance/USA Summer 2020 Archiving Fellowships page.

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