APPLICATION PROCESS

ONLINE APPLICATION 

The application requires thorough preparation and will include: A personal statement, two [2] professional or academic recommendation letters, a portfolio of work created in the last three [3] years, three [3] short answer essays, and a $45 application fee. 

INTERVIEWS

First round applicants will be interviewed by our admissions team. If selected to continue, applicants will be interviewed by our Director for a second round interview and by our Country Host for the final interview. Applicants should expect to complete assignments such as lesson plans, readings, or mini-projects, between interviews.

INVITATION

Congratulations! If you made it this far you’ve been selected for the next cohort of fellows. You will receive an invitation letter and a contract defining yours and our agreement for the duration of your fellowship.

DEPOSIT

your invitation will provide you a link to submit a $1000 deposit through paypal. Upon successful completion of your fellowship, the deposit will be refunded in full.

VISA AND MEDICAL CLEARANCE

We will work with your host country to ensure you meet all health requirements. You will need to purchase basic health insurance before traveling. We will also help you through the stages of acquiring a visa.  

PRE-DEPARTURE

Prior to departure, Artists Abroad will provide a list of required reading and response tasks as well as any country specific training and language support.

Eligibility

Artists Abroad is looking for artists who are motivated, talented, and compassionate. The fellowship program is an opportunity to grow in your career while learning about the world and impacting change. All programs have specific eligibility requirements but at minimum applicants must:

  • Be a native or native-level English speaker
  • Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Have at least 2 years of professional experience
  • Have a portfolio of representative work created within the last 3 years.
  • Be highly flexible, mature, and have a genuine interest in the global community

Program Details

ARTISTS ABROAD runs three fully funded overseas fellowship programs offering the opportunity to grow as a researcher, artist, or teacher. For details on each program, click the link below.

For Researchers  For Teachers  For Artists

Dates & Deadlines

Fellowship programs have a rolling application deadline, early applicants have the highest likelihood of success. Applications will not be considered until all required materials are submitted. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Upcoming Deadlines:

  • September 15th, 2017 
    • Beijing, China
    • Pokhara, Nepal
    • Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • November 15th, 2017
    • Research Fellowship Proposal
  • January 15th, 2018 
    • Guizhou, China
    • Tirana, Albania
    • Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Financial Details

ARTISTS ABROAD and its partner organizations cover the total cost of flights, housing, and food.  However, participants are required to submit a fully-refundable $1000 deposit that will be returned to them upon completion of their 1 year contract.

 

 

FAQ

ARE THE FELLOWSHIPS FULLY FUNDED?

Artists Abroad and its partners provide all living costs including flights, housing, food, visa costs, and transportation. Any additional purchases or costs will be the responsibility of the fellow.

DO I NEED A COLLEGE DEGREE TO APPLY FOR A FELLOWSHIP? 

Yes. The fellowship program is rigorous both artistically and academically. Prior study in the arts, education, or a related field is a requirement for all applicants.

ARE THERE ANY COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH APPLYING TO THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS?

Costs to applicants include a $45 application fee. Accepted fellows must pay a $1000 deposit which will be fully refunded upon successful completion of the program.

I’M A TEACHER/COMMUNITY ORGANIZER, HOW CAN I ARRANGE A STUDENT WORKSHOP?

We offer after school programs, summer camp sessions, connected classroom collaborations. Fill out the following application or get in touch to learn more.

CONTACT

I’M AN ARTIST, HOW CAN I BE FEATURED IN THE ARTIST SPOTLIGHT SERIES?

All artists are chosen by a rotating curatorial team of artists and academics. If you would like to be featured you can submit an application and portfolio, we’d love to hear from you.

CONTACT

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A PRE-DEPARTURE MEDICAL REVIEW?

Each country and visa process requires specific immunizations and medical tests. Applicants receive country specific information in the interview process. Accepted fellows must complete a standard physical examination before departure.