Folger Institute Short-Term Fellowships for Artistic Research

Closing Date: 15/01/2023

Funding for artists and researchers to undertake a short-term residential fellowship at the Folger Institute, based at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC, to carry out primary research in any artistic discipline that is related to the histories, concepts, art, and objects of the early modern world.

The Folger Institute is a centre for research in early modern humanities based at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC, the world’s largest Shakespeare collection. Through its cross-disciplinary conversations, the Institute gathers scholarly communities to stimulate fresh research in the Library collections and establish new teaching agendas for early modern fields.

The Institute’s fellowship programme enables postdoctoral scholars and practitioners to have direct and sustained engagement with the Library’s books, manuscripts and art for scholarly and artistic research. While the Institute is best known for its Shakespeare Library, it also has an extensive collection of printed books and manuscripts that cover the literary, cultural, political, religious, and social history of Britain and Europe from the 15th through to the 18th century, with a strong emphasis on the 16th and 17th centuries.

The Institute’s Short-Term Residential Fellowships for Artistic Research enable artists and researchers to conduct a period of on-site research at the Folger Institute for one, two or three months. The fellowships are open to artists working in all media (including, but not limited to, visual artists, writers, dramaturgs, playwrights, performers, filmmakers, and composers) whose work would benefit from significant primary research onsite at the Folger.

Funding body Folger Institute
Maximum value 12,000 USD
Reference ID S24290
Category Arts and Humanities
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