Deadline: 4 November 2016
The Oak Institute is seeking applications for its 2017 Oak Fellowship. The program will go to a front-line artist-activist from outside of the United States whose creative work has highlighted a human rights concern. That individual will reside at Colby during autumn 2017.
The Oak Institute annually awards a fellowship that allows one prominent activist in international human rights to take a break from front-line work to spend the fall semester (late August-mid December) in residence at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. This provides the fellow time to reflect, write, create new work or revise old work, and communicate it to the Colby community and beyond. In addition to conducting their own creative expression, the fellow will teach one seminar on their work area or expertise. Following the period of the award the fellow is expected to return home to continue their human rights work.
The Oak Human Rights Fellowship is designed for one human rights professional who is doing on-the ground work at some level of personal risk.
The focus of this year’s search is film/photography and human rights.
- In this call, the Oak Institute is looking for a filmmaker and/or photographer who uses one or both of these media to expose human rights abuses or who has been subjected to censorship or some other kind of abuse for pursuing their art or journalism.
- Applicants may be documentary or feature filmmakers, photojournalists, or artistic photographers.
- The successful applicant, though, will see the world through a critical lens, challenging other viewers to think more deeply.
- The Oak Institute especially encourages applications from those who think of themselves as artist-activists or journalist-activists and who are in need of respite.
- The Fellowship is designed for people doing human rights work outside the United States.
- A U.S.-based candidate might be eligible if (a) his or her base of operations was in the U.S. while substantial work was done abroad, or (b) if she/he worked on an issue in the United States and other countries.
How to Apply
Nominations should be sent online via given website.
For more information, please visit 2017 Oak Fellowship.