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Curatorial Fellowship

Now Accepting Applications for the 2016-2017 Curatorial Fellowship

Application Deadline: December 1, 2015

Tenured or tenure-track faculty in any department at UNC are invited to apply for the Fellowship, which will make it possible to design a two-or-three-performance series to be presented during the 2017-2018 season, in cooperation with the staff at Carolina Performing Arts. The performances will take place either in Memorial Hall, one of the smaller venues, Gerrard Hall or Historic Playmakers Theater, or our new venue, The Core, opening in the fall of 2017.  The performance series should grow out of the academic interests of the Fellow, and should be incorporated into the teaching of core courses in his/her department.

Thanks to a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Fellowship provides a summer stipend of $10,000 including benefits for the summer of 2016 (consistent with UNC policies for nine-month faculty; 12 month faculty may use these funds toward their base salary), a $10,000 grant for travel and related expenses (including benefits) in order to research the series (including travel expenses and tickets to preview performances), and a one-course reduction (consistent with departmental policy) for the fall of 2016 in order to plan the series in conjunction with the staff at Carolina Performing Arts.  The Curatorial Fellow will work closely with the Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Scholar for Carolina Performing Arts, Jane Thrailkill, and will participate in a faculty seminar on incorporating the arts into the academic core during the spring semester, 2016.

Applicants should have a vision for a two- or three-performance series organized around a theme or idea that derives from their own field of expertise.  The application may cite specific performers or performance types, but choice and arrangements for the performances will be undertaken in collaboration with the staff of Carolina Performing Arts, who will help research possibilities, make contacts, help evaluate performances for feasibility and suitability, handle logistics, and produce the performances.  When applying, candidates should clearly explain the intellectual and pedagogical rationale for the performance series, and should specify the ways in which the performances will be incorporated into their teaching and the intellectual life of the university.

For more information and to apply, download the full Call for Applications here. Applicants are encouraged to consult with Carolina Performing Arts before submitting their final materials. CPA staff are available to discuss the artistic vision of the next two years, and to review proposals before submission.