The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy artists fellowship program
The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy (NCPD) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA) invites applicants for its 2021/2022 fellowship program for two artists.
Applications are due Monday, October 18, 2021. Fellowship starts December 2021.
To apply: janm.org/projects/artists-at-work
Duration: One-year fellowship with a salary of $37,000 and health benefits through THE OFFICE performing arts + film.
Purpose: With the recent increase in violence against Asians and Pacific Islanders, the fellowship will focus on the overarching theme of anti-racism. JANM and AAAJ-LA are asking artists to respond with art projects that address Anti-API hate. The artists will be asked to consider NCPD@JANM themes and how art and democracy are used to combat racism. Artists will be given creative freedom to develop innovative artistic strategies to engage API communities.
Seeking: Two artists who will work with both organizations in developing new artistic work(s) addressing racism and the current rise of anti-Asian sentiment. The artists will work with the organizations and their communities to develop works that address antiracism, anti-Asian hate, identity and inclusion.
Selection: The selection process seeks to identify candidates who will advance community issues around racism, inclusion, and anti-Asian hate through their art. A selection committee will consist of JANM and AAAJ-LA staff.
- Emerging artist (more than five years of professional experience but less than 15 years).
- Any artistic practice—visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, cultural practitioner.
- Los Angeles County based (lived in Los Angeles County for five years).
- Experience with community engagement and/or social practice.
- Need for a living wage.
- Familiar with, and has a history of, exploring issues of identity, inclusion, and racism, specifically with Asian and Pacific Islander communities in their aesthetic.
- Capable of taking complex ideas of race and democracy into their work to develop a compelling art piece, or series, for public distribution intended to increase visibility and inclusion of Asian and Pacific Islanders as important members of society.