Define American Immigrant Creative Fellowship - Define American

Define American Immigrant Creative Fellowship

Supporting immigrant creatives in developing their practices and connecting with their local communities.

About the Fellowship

The world is moved by stories and storytellers. Culture is changed by compelling narratives.

This fellowship supports immigrant creatives working in narrative art forms as they build their professional practice and network. Recognizing the unique hurdles that immigrant creatives in these fields may face, the six fellows selected for the Define American Creative Fellowship will participate in workshops and conversations around furthering their network and impact, be connected with additional resources, and supported in their community engagement efforts.

The Define American Creative Fellowship is open to creatives in narrative-oriented art forms (writing, filmmaking, visual storytelling, theater, illustration, spoken word, digital journalism, etc.) with at least some experience (professional or amateur) in their chosen medium. This program is uniquely suited to supporting artists who have a deep commitment to their local communities and further developing their creative practice as they shape narratives of American identity.

NOTE: In 2021, the fellowship will be all virtual.

Applications are now closed.

Fellows will receive:

Application process:

Who should apply?

Questions: Please contact the Creative Programs Manager Bethany Wearden ([email protected]).

The Define American Creative Fellowship is made possible through a grant from the Kresge Foundation.

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