The Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 Mellon Indigenous Arts Fellows Program for University of Virginia faculty. This call for applications seeks to appoint up to five Arts Fellows working in areas related to Indigenous Arts to begin Summer 2019.

These fellowships will offer UVA faculty the opportunity to pursue creative and scholarly projects in the arts. Indigenous Arts Fellows will be able to forge new research initiatives with the University museums and their collections, jointly organize workshops, exhibitions and courses on interdisciplinary themes related to Global Indigenous arts, and present their projects at a Spring 2020 symposium at UVA.

The Arts Fellows will be partially released from teaching. Fellows will be expected to develop a course based on the research they conduct during their fellowship. In addition to one course release, each Fellow will receive research funds in the amount of $10,000.