In 2022, they will select five fellows to participate in workshops and conversations around: defining and broadening their audiences, demystifying career paths and opportunities, and methods for building support for a creative practice both within their individual communities as well as in the larger national arts community.
The Define American Fellowship is open to immigrant artists working in a lead creative role in narrative-oriented art forms (writing, filmmaking, visual storytelling, theater, illustration, podcasting, etc.) with some experience in their chosen medium.
Examples of experience level
- (These ranges are only to be used as reference and are NOT a requirement for application.)
- Filmmakers who have completed 2-3 short films
- Writers who have published 2-3 short-form pieces and/or 1-2 books
- Theatre makers who have written and/or directed 1-3 produced plays
- Illustrators/Cartoonists who have published 2-3 pieces
- Podcasters with an established show they consistently either produce and/or write for
- Digital storytellers with a consistent audience and content output
Fellows will receive:
- A $5,000 stipend
- Regular check-ins with Define American staff
- 6-8 professional development workshops and facilitated conversations
- Introductions to experienced artists and storytellers in their field
- An opportunity to apply for additional project-based funding
- Must be at least 18 years old at time of application
- Must have been born outside of the U.S. and currently living in the U.S.
- Must be an Immigrant American, regardless of current immigration status – undocumented, DACAmented, naturalized citizens, green card holders, refugees, asylum seekers, etc.
- Cannot be enrolled in a degree-seeking program during the length of this fellowship (May-November 2022)
For more information, visit https://www.defineamerican.com/fellowship