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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

CAA Professional-Development Fellowships in the Visual Arts and Art History for MFA and PhD Candidates

CAA has begun accepting applications from MFA and PhD students for its Professional-Development Fellowships in the Visual Arts and Art History. For the current cycle, CAA will award grants of $10,000 each to outstanding students who will receive their terminal degrees in the calendar year 2016. One award will be presented to a practitioner—an artist, designer, and/or craftsperson—and one award will be presented to an art, architecture, and/or design historian, curator, or critic.
Fellows also receive a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration to the 104th Annual Conference in Washington, DC taking place February 3–6, 2016. Honorable mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, earn a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary conference registration.
CAA’s fellowship program supports promising artists, designers, craftspersons, historians, curators, and critics who are enrolled in MFA, PhD, and other terminal degree programs nationwide. Awards are intended to help the students with various aspects of their work, whether it be for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for studio art/design practice. CAA believes a grant of this kind, without contingencies, can best facilitate the transition between graduate studies and professional careers.
Please visit collegeartassociation.slideroom.com to submit applications to the 2015 MFA and PhD Professional
-Development Fellowship programs. The deadline for applications for the PhD Fellowships is Friday, October 2, 2015 and Monday, November 16, 2015 for the MFA Fellowships. Awardees will be announced in January 2016.

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