Category Archives: Fellowships

Application Deadline Extended l The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant 2016

Application Deadline Extended l The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant 2016

The application deadline has been extended to 30 November 2016, 6pm HKT.

Last call for proposals for Asia Art Archive’s (AAA) The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant. With support from The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, the grant offers one-year fellowships to up to three individuals to study the AAA collection and develop historical research projects on topics relating to contemporary art in Mainland China, Taiwan, Macau, and Hong Kong.

With a panel of judges, including curators and scholars in the field, AAA will assess applicants based on their knowledge of contemporary art in the Greater China region, relevant experience in the field, proposed methodology, and research feasibility.



Applicants are welcome to draw on AAA’s extensive collection of primary source documents from the Greater China region, and are encouraged to propose their own topics. Applicants can develop research proposals that explore specific periods of time, themes, or phenomena in contemporary art from a broad Chinese context.

Eligible Applicants

Postgraduates (including pre-doctoral fellows) with a research focus on contemporary art or Greater China studies, and independent scholars and writers with solid research and publication track records.

Project Completion

The selected project is expected to begin in Dec 2016 and to complete by Dec 2017.

The top grantee will be required to submit interim reports updating AAA on his or her progress. Upon completion, the top grantee must submit to AAA all documents and original materials collected during the course of the project, a written paper, a complete bibliography, and an inventory of collected materials. The project will conclude with two public presentations by the grantee in Jan–Feb 2018 (one at AAA, Hong Kong).

Runner(s)-up will be required to submit a final paper and give a public presentation in Hong Kong or their relevant city.

Applicants are required to provide tentative timelines for the project.


AAA will award US$15,000 (approx. HK$120,000) to the top grantee. Budgets should allow for a two-month residency in Hong Kong; research trips to Mainland China, Taiwan, and/or Macau during the AAA residency; and acquisition of new materials.

Up to two runners-up will be awarded US$5,000 (approx. HK$40,000) each for their research projects.

Applicants are required to provide line item budgets with their proposals.

Enquires & Proposal Submission

Please send enquiries and proposals to Asia Art Archive via email to with:

• CV (academic history, relevant past projects, and at least two references)
• Research project description (objectives, approach, and background)
• Tentative timeline
• Budget proposal

Applicants may be contacted for additional information.

Application Deadline:
30 Nov 2016, 6pm HKT

Asia Art Archive (AAA) is an independent non-profit organisation initiated in 2000 in response to the urgent need to document and make accessible the multiple recent histories of art in the region. With one of the most valuable collections of material on art freely available from its website and onsite library in Hong Kong, AAA builds tools and communities to collectively expand knowledge through research, residency, and educational programmes.

Asia Art Archive
11/F, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tel: + 852 2844 1112 | Website:

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Queens Museum-Jerome Foundation Fellowship Program for Emerging Artists

Second iteration of the Queens Museum-Jerome Foundation Fellowship Program for Emerging Artists

David Sundberg, Esto, 2013.

Queens Museum-Jerome Foundation Fellowship Program for Emerging Artists

Queens Museum

Deadline to apply: February 1, 2016
Fellows announced: March 15, 2016

Queens Museum
New York City Building
Flushing Meadows
Corona Park Queens, NY 11368

The Queens Museum is pleased to announce the second iteration of the Queens Museum-Jerome Foundation Fellowship Program for Emerging Artists in New York City. The program awards three visual artists a grant of 20,000 USD each, professional development consultations and close mentorship from Queens Museum staff, including Director of Exhibitions/Curator Hitomi Iwasaki, all aimed at the realization of an artist’s project. The fellowship begins in March 2016 and culminates in an exhibition at the Museum in March 2017. Works resulting from the 2014–15 fellowships are currently on view in Catalyst: New Projects by Meredith James, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Casey Tang through February 28, 2016.

Fellowship eligibility is limited to emerging visual artists living in the five boroughs of New York City. The Queens Museum defines an emerging artist as one who is at the dawn of their public career. The eligible artist has completed his or her studies, but has not had solo exhibitions at established commercial galleries or institutions or received major grants. The category also includes artists who are well beyond their studies, and may have participated in group exhibitions but have not received extensive press or market recognition. These artists may have exhibited their work in other countries on a limited basis, but have not had major exhibition opportunities in the US or in New York in particular.

A three-member jury will review applications and make final selections. The jury will consist of Queens Museum Director of Exhibitions and two other arts professionals, one of whom will be based outside of New York City.

Please follow this link for complete eligibility criteria and application guidelines.

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AHL – Andrew & Barbara Choi Family Grant



The AHL Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the AHL – Andrew & Barbara Choi Family Grant, an annual project grant of $5,000 awarded to recognize and support the accomplishments of talented artists of Korean heritage working in the United States.



The AHL–Andrew & Barbara Choi Family Grant aims to nurture and assist talented visual artists in realizing forthcoming projects while building their capacity to sustain their productive long-term careers.

The main purpose of the grant is to support the artist’s creative process and to cultivate innovative and challenging work through financial assistance during key moments in the development of an artist’s career. Two most important criteria for the grant are artistic merit and its impact on contemporary art.

This is a project specific grant and can only be used for the creation and exhibition/execution of a specific artwork/project. Artists cannot use this grant for their living expenses.



Grants are made on a project basis to visual artist of Korean heritage who are legal residents of the United States. The project must have a public component that takes place between October 2015 and September 2016. The grant is open to all emerging and established visual artists working in all media, including interdisciplinary genres. An ideal recipient would be an emerging, midcareer or established artist who has a substantial financial need in executing an impending project. Applicants must not be enrolled in any degree program at the time of the application deadline.


Grant Calendar

May 2015: Online application available at

July 31, 2015: Submission deadline

September 2015: Announcement of award

October 24, 2015: First installment of grant ($4,000); Second installment ($1,000) will be awarded after the public component has been executed. Project Report and Receipts must be submitted within 30 days of project completion.


Application Requirement

(All information must be submitted in English)

  • Project Narrative (1000 words)
  • Itemized Project Budget
  • Artist Statement (500 words)
  • Artist’s Curriculum Vitae
  • Work Samples – up to 12 images & 3 video links (may include sketches for future project)
  • Work Sample Description including title, year, medium, and duration (if application).
  • Two Professional References must be listed for us to contact.
  • Additional Reference Material (recommended but not required)
    • Copies of up to 3 reviews can be uploaded to the online application.
    • Catalogs should be mailed or hand delivered to the AHL Foundation office.


About Andrew & Barbara Choi Family Foundation

The Andrew and Barbara Choi Family Foundation is a 501(c)3 private charitable foundation based in Northern NJ.  The primary focus of the Andrew and Barbara Choi Family Foundation is to provide support to Korean-Americans to help them find their passion and achieve their goals.  The foundation focuses on providing this support through grants and scholarships.

Through the support of his wife Barbara and his three children, founder Andrew Choi has built a successful business in the New York metro area over the last 45 years.  Leveraging his experience and success, the foundation looks to provide support to others in the Korean-American community in their efforts to find their own success.

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WORK WERQ Art Exhibition and Performances featuring Chicago-based Asian American Artists at FLATSstudio

This exhibition has been organized in partnership with the April 23-25, 2015 Association for Asian American Studies annual conference. Along with Mark Chiang from UIC, I am serving as the site committee co-chair. This is one of two of our events that is free and open to the general public. Special thanks to our site committee member Larry Lee for facilitating the organization of this exhibition.


Contact:  Jacqueline Chao

Aram Han Sifuentes


Art Exhibition and Performances featuring

Chicago-based Asian American Artists at FLATSstudio

CHICAGO, IL – March 26, 2015 – Work Werq is a group art exhibition featuring work by Matthew Avignone, Aram Han Sifuentes, Regin Igloria, Audra Jacot,Kiam Marcelo Junio, Hee Ran Lee with Kinnari Vora, Patricia Nguyen, Soo Shin, Leonard Suryajaya, and _jJ4XXX5YN_ (collaboration between jonCatesand 愛真 Janet Lin), curated by Jacqueline Chao and Aram Han Sifuentes. The exhibition will have an opening reception featuring live performances on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 6-10 pm at FLATSstudio No. 1050, located at 1050 W. Wilson, Chicago, IL. The exhibition will run April 23-May 8, 2015.  To attend the opening reception, please RSVP to by Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

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Leonard Suryajaya. Mom and all the jewelry she bought herself with her own money. 2015. Archival inkjet print.  40” x50”. Image is courtesy of the artist.

About the Exhibition

Work (\ˈwərk\) noun, verb, adjective:  labor, process, art.

Werq (\ˈwərk\) verb: to wear (whether clothes or skin) with ferocity.

Work Werq challenges preconceived notions of Asian (American) identity. The exhibition presents Chicago-based Asian American artists who explore a range of topics including: migration, globalization, gender, queer politics and identity. Opening night will include visual arts of various media and live performances.

This exhibition is organized in partnership with the Association of Asian American Studies 2015 Annual Conference, to be held at the Hilton Orrington in Evanston, IL, from April 23-25, 2015.

About the Artists

Matthew Avignone is a Korean-American photographer born in 1987. In 2011, he obtained is B.A. in photography from Columbia College, Chicago. He has been nominated for the 2012 Baum Award for Emerging American Photographer (The Baum Foundation, San Francisco, CA). His work has been exhibited at the Aperture Foundation (2011) and in the Pingyao Photography Festival: Student Exhibition, Pingyao, China (2011). His book, An Unfinished Body, is now part of the collections of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film (Rochester, New York) and the International Center for Photography (New York, NY). He is currently working and living in Chicago.

Regin Igloria maintains a studio practice in Chicago, IL, which revolves around teaching and serving as an arts administrator. He has taught at Marwen, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Rhode Island School of Design, and many local institutions. In 2010, he founded North Branch Projects, a community bookbinding project based in Albany Park, Chicago. Currently he serves as the Director of Residencies & Fellowships at The Ragdale Foundation. His work has been exhibited and collected internationally, including the ANTI Contemporary Art Festival, Out of Site Performance Festival Chicago, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, The Franklin, Zg Gallery, and The Center for Book Arts NYC. He is a recipient of a 3Arts Teaching Artist Award, Propeller Grant, 96 Acres Project Grant, and an Americans for the Arts Fellowship. Residencies include Ucross, ACRE, and The Wormfarm Institute. He received his MFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design.

Audra Jacot is a Filipino-American artist and curator based out of Chicago. Raised in the Mormon faith, Jacot’s work celebrates the empowerment of sexuality through sculptural form. She recently received her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, through the Art and Technology program. Her work was recently featured in Bravo’s 100 Days of Summer. She is currently the Chief Curator for FLATSstudio in Chicago as well as the Tech Coordinator for the CPS Advanced Arts Program at Gallery 37.

Kiam Marcelo Junio (preferred gender pronoun: “they/them”) is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist creating work through various media, including but not limited to, photography, video, performance (blending butoh, drag and burlesque), sculpture and installation, and culinary arts.  Their research and art practice centers around queer identities, Philippine history and the Filipino diaspora, post/colonialist Asian American tropes and stereotypes, military power dynamics, the politics of personal agency, and social justice through collaborative practices and healing modalities. Kiam served seven years in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. They were born in the Philippines, and have lived in the U.S., Japan, and Spain.

Hee Ran Lee is a performance artist whose body centered work explores private and public gestures of the Asian female body in the patriarchal power structure and investigates cultural marginalization. Her recent grants have included the ARKO Young Art Frontier from Arts Council Korea (2013), she was a Semi-finalist for the emerging artist prize from The Claire Rosen & Samuel Edes Foundation (2012) and The Anna Louise Raymond Fellowship (2012). Her work has been shown at Culture Station Seoul 284(Korea 2014), Grace Exhibition Space (New York 2013), The Watermill Center (New York 2012), Defibrillator Gallery (Chicago 2012), and Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai 2011). She holds an MFA specializing in performance from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently a fellow artist of LEIMAY 2014-2015 at CAVE in New York.

Patricia Nguyen is a Chicago based performance artist, healer, and educator. She has over 10 years of experience in performance, arts education, community development and human rights, which has taken her work to the United States, Vietnam, Brazil, and the Philippines. Her current work explores the dialectic between modernity and dispossession as it relates to notions of freedom and home. She has performed at the Nha San Collective in Vietnam, the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco, Oberlin College, Northwestern University, and University of Massachusetts Boston. In 2010, she received a Fulbright Fellowship to work in Vietnam. She has since co-founded cây, the first life skills and art therapy reintegration program with the Pacific Links Foundation for human trafficking survivors along the border regions of Vietnam. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Performance Studies at Northwestern University.

Soo Shin was born in Seoul, Korea and currently lives and works in Chicago. She holds an MFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago. She is interested in the duality of having faith in the unknown and the codependent nature between faith and struggle. Through sculpture, painting, and drawing she turns the psychological struggle into physical experience using the latency of body in her work. She is a recipient of the Vilcek Foundation Fellowship at Mac Dowell Colony Artists residency (Peterbrough, NH) Program and has recently shown her work at Peregrine Program (Chicago, IL), the Dominican University (River Forest, IL), the Rhodes College (Memphis, TN).

Influenced by the cultural milieu of experiencing intra-ethnic relations in Indonesia,Leonard Suryajaya’s work explores identity, culture, gender, and sexuality. By utilizing photography, video, along with elements of performance and installation, his work challenges and deconstructs the perspective we use to scrutinize and observe our roles in a transnational global world. He is currently in his second year as a candidate for an MFA in photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Kinnari Vora, a versatile dancer and choreographer, was born in India. She started learning Bharatnatyam, Classical dance form of South India at the age of 5 and continued her advanced training under Guru Sarmishtha Sarkar (India). She also learnt Kathak, a North Indian Classical dance form and various Indian folk dances with Setu folk dance group. Kinnari, has performed both Classical and Folk dances in several prestigious dance festivals in India, US, Greece, Poland, Italy, Israel. Currently based in Chicago, Kinnari found the right platform to suffice her creative thirst for classical, folk, contemporary and fusion Bollywood at Pranita Jain’s Mandala and Kalapriya Dance Company. Her recent performances include Redmoon Theater’s winter pageant, all night World music festival, Harris Theater, Chicago summer dance, Chicago humanities festival.

_jJ4XXX5YN_ is the Noise Country duet of jonCates && 愛真 Janet Lin, who got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout.

About the Curators

Jacqueline Chao has a doctoral degree in Art History from Arizona State University with research emphasis in Chinese art.  She has organized and independently curated several art exhibitions, including at the Phoenix Art Museum, ASU Art Museum, and the University of Toronto Art Centre, as well as published extensively on early and contemporary Chinese artists. She currently teaches East Asian Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and researches Chinese Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Aram Han Sifuentes is a social practice fiber artist and works closely with Chicago based non-profit organizations, community centers, and public schools to facilitate workshops for immigrant communities. She has exhibited her work at the LuXun Academy of Fine Art in Shenyang, China, and the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA. Her solo exhibitions include “A Mend” at Babson College in Wellesley, MA, “73,000 forms” at Chicago Artists Coalition in Chicago, IL, and “Immigrant Takeover” at the Center for Craft Creativity and Design in Ashville, NC. Han earned her BA in Art and Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008, her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011, and her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013.

Work Werq

Featuring Matthew Avignone, Aram Han Sifuentes, Regin Igloria, Audra Jacot, Kiam Marcelo Junio, Hee Ran Lee with Kinnari Vora, Patricia Nguyen, Soo Shin, Leonard Suryajaya, and _jJ4XXX5YN_ (collaboration between jonCates and 愛真 Janet Lin)

Curated by Jacqueline Chao and Aram Han Sifuentes

Exhibition dates:  April 23-May 8, 2015

Opening reception: Thursday, April 23, from 6-10 PM

Featuring performances, DJ, and drinks throughout the evening.

To attend the opening reception, please RSVP to by Wednesday, April 22, 2015.


FLATSstudio is our way of using empty storefronts and vacant commercial spaces in FLATS buildings to support, engage and encourage the artistic spirits of our community. FLATSstudio is an organically evolving program with the core goal of using the Arts to develop the community where FLATS residents live. FLATSstudio creates spaces to live, produce, and exhibit – tying the artists directly with the community by creating services available to give back. Our program hosts monthly galleries on the third Friday of every month and also offers an artist housing program to those who qualify.

FLATSstudio, 1050 W. Wilson, Chicago, IL, 60640

(CTA:  easily accessible on the RED Line, Wilson stop).

All viewings after the opening reception are by appointment only. 

To schedule a visit, please email

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Asian American Arts Alliance Alliance Portfolio In Practice


Saturday, June 21

1pm – 5pm

New York Foundation for the Arts

20 Jay Street, 7th Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11201


Register Now!




The Asian American Arts Alliance’s  Portfolio In Practice is an exchange between emerging Asian American visual artists and high-profile institutions in New York interested in engaging upcoming talent. Five different panelists represent five opportunities for valuable exposure, professional development, and grants to support projects.

The event opens with a guided discussion on best practices for application submissions with our panelists. All interested artists must register via Eventbrite. Artists can purchase up to 3 tickets for twenty minute one-on-one sessions with their selected panelists.

Artists who register for a portfolio review session should come prepared with questions regarding an application and/or a portfolio in progress tailored to that open call so they may receive additional insight and feedback in a more intimate setting.


This cycle of Alliance Porfolio in Practice includes:

Garbriel de Guzman, Curator of Visual Arts @ Wave Hill

The Van Lier Visual Artist Fellowship is for contemporary artists who explore the dynamic relationship between nature, culture and site.

  • Studio space during the Winter Workspace Program
  • Solo show in the Sunroom Project Space
  • Valuable mentorship and exhibition opportunities


Molly MacFadden, Manager of Teen, Family and Engagement Programs @ Museum of Art and Design

The Artist Studio is an education program for experienced artists — particularly those with teaching experience — interested in engaging with the public about their work and process through demonstration.

  • Paid, temporary adjunct and part-time, 4 month program
  • Work displayed in the museum’s 6th floor vitrines
  • Bio and two images of work featured on MAD’s website


Sarah Nicholls, Programs & Marketing Manager @ The Center for Book Arts

The Artist-in-Residence Workspace Grant for New York Emerging Artists is a yearlong program to promote experimentation in book arts, thus artists from all disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

  • Stipend and materials budget
  • 24 hour access to the Center’s printing and binding facilities
  • $3,000-$5,000 tuition waiver for courses throughout the year

Roddy Schrock, Director of Programs & Residencies @ Eyebeam

The Eyebeam on the Move Residency supports technology-based projects that incorporate collaborative forms of architectural practice, urban presentation, policy engagement and other forms of meaningful community dialog.

  • 5-month residency with stipend in support of project realization
  • Shared design, research, and fabrication labs
  • Partnerships with appropriate neighborhood organizations
Lia Zaaloff, Curator @ Bronx Museum of the Arts

The Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) provides professional development opportunities to emerging artists through a 13-week seminar that addresses practical concerns and cultivates networking opportunities.

  • 13-week seminar that addresses practical concerns, and cultivates networking opportunities.  Topics covered include: Community, Grant Writing, Writing Workshop, Copyright, Contracts, Art Market, Studio Visit, Art Criticism, and Marketing.
  • Introduces the work to a greater audience via exhibition and catalogue


Available slots are open on a first come, first served basis.

Early application is encouraged due to extremely limited slots.



This is a rare opportunity to receive feedback on your application directly from someone on the application review committee. The review session is an informal interview for a program you wish to apply to now or in the future.


Ways to maximize your review session include:


  • Present your work in the context of the open call, including the language used in explaining your work
  • Present the images/works you are considering to use for the application, as well as options for discussion
  • Research the organization and make sure your work is relevant to their mission
  • Read the application guidelines and FAQ carefully to get a sense of what the organization wishes to achieve by offering the program
  • Ask questions



  • Try not to ask questions already addressed on the organization’s website or covered during the panel discussion
  • No excuses; be thoughtful about what you present
  • Refrain from arguing with constructive criticism; take notes instead


Brainstorm! is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Metropolitan Life Foundation, Con Edison, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and the CJ Huang Foundation. This organization has received funding from the 2012 JPMorgan Chase Regrant Program, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).


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STUDIO MUSEUM HARLEM Curatorial Fellowship — application due Jan. 31st!


The Curatorial Fellowship is designed to provide in-depth curatorial experience for a
recent graduate who has earned a baccalaureate or graduate-level degree, with a
concentration in Art History, Curatorial Studies, Visual Culture or a related field.
Applicants must not be currently enrolled in an academic program. Applicants must be of
culturally diverse background and should have a keen interest in curating, excellent
writing and research skills, and knowledge of the contemporary art world. Applicants
must also currently reside in New York City.

The Curatorial Fellow will work under the direction of the Assistant Curators. The
Curatorial Fellow will be responsible for providing administrative assistance to the
curatorial department; developing interpretive materials such as wall text and object
labels; working with permanent collections manager to develop and organize image
database; and developing and mounting a curatorial project in the Studio Museum’s
The Curatorial Fellowship is a paid, year-long commitment requiring 30 hours per week
in the office (not to include weekends.) Applicants must be able to handle multiple
projects at once. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is required. Foreign language skills
may be helpful.
To apply, please submit a cover letter that includes one paragraph outlining curatorial
interests, resume, two letters of recommendation, and a writing sample no greater than
five pages. International applicants must have a working visa.
Application deadline: January 31, 2013
(please note materials must be received by this date)
Fellowship begins: February 11, 2013
Please email application materials and any questions to
in PDF format. Please place “Curatorial Fellowship” in the subject line.
Materials may also be mailed to:
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Attn: Fellowship Program
144 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027

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Asian/Pacific/American Institute

New York University


The Graduate Student Employee in Archives at the A/P/A Institute (A/P/A) works on collection building efforts while simultaneously pursuing a Master of Arts degree in the Archives and Public History Program in the History Department at New York University. As part of A/P/A’s ongoing commitment to documenting and preserving A/PA history, the grad student will help to create and build access to A/PA collections of the New York area. The student serves as a key resource connecting A/P/A’s network of scholars, researchers, activists, archivists, librarians, artists, curators, and community members with archives.

The two-year MA Program (32 points @ 8 points per semester) is designed to give the graduate student practical experience in archives, in addition to a solid grounding in archival theory and historical scholarship. The grad student employee will work with the A/P/A Institute and meet regularly with the Institute’s staff to discuss progress and expectations. The student works an average of 20 hours per week during each 15-week term.  (Dates of appointment for academic year 2013-2014 are 9/3/13-12/13/13 for Fall 2013, and 1/27/14-5/12/14 for Spring 2014.)

Archival management is an important and growing field with many employment opportunities in the New York area. Graduates typically work in the city and region’s many museums, libraries, and historical societies as well as in government and corporate archives. Recent job placements include: National Archives and Records Administration, Brooklyn Historical Society, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Maryknoll Mission Archives, September 11th Memorial Museum, the History Channel, History Detectives, Harvard University, and the American Friends Service Committee. Graduates can expect starting salaries ranging from $40,000 to $50,000 depending on the institution.

A/P/A works closely with community members to facilitate the process of finding accessible, permanent homes for New York Metro region and East Coast Asian/Pacific American archival materials.

Using archival materials, past and current archives student employees have curated exhibitions and published essays on “yellow peril,” Asian American art and social movements, and popular culture representations. They have been central in bringing in individual and organization collections, taught undergraduates, maintained an archival blog, developed archival theory, worked closely with collectors and donors, and more.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with a major or minor in Asian/Pacific American Studies preferred.
  • Background knowledge, demonstrated interest or involvement in Asian/Pacific American history and community.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, but especially as part of a team.
  • Experience conducting oral history interviews a plus.


The selected Graduate student employee receives 100% remission of tuition (8 points per semester), fees, and student health insurance for full-time study in the MA in Archives and Public History Program at NYU. For the 2013-2014 academic year, the hourly compensation for 30 weeks, 20 hours of work per week is $20, coming to an approximate total of $12,000 to be earned. Paychecks are disbursed every two weeks between September 2013 and May 2014.


Qualified applicants should:

1)      Contact Professor John Kuo Wei Tchen by email at with cover letter stating your interest and specific A/P/A-relevant qualifications, resume, and any additional information that would be beneficial for consideration; and

2)      Apply simultaneously to the MA in Archives and Public History Program at NYU online by Friday, March 15th, 2013 at:

(IMPORTANT NOTE: GRE scores are required for admission to the MA program!)

For more information:

Archives and Public History Program:


The Asian/Pacific/American Institute:


The Asian/Pacific American Documentary Heritage Archives Survey Project:

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Smithsonian Fellowship Opportunities in American Art
Fellowship Opportunities in American Art 2012–13

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in art and visual culture of the United States. Fellowships are residential and support full-time independent and dissertation research.

The collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum spans the nation’s artistic heritage, representing outstanding visual accomplishments from the seventeenth century to the present day. Comprising more than 42,000 objects, this unparalleled collection includes special strengths in nineteenth- and twentieth-century marble and bronze sculpture, nineteenth-century landscape painting, Gilded Age and American impressionist paintings, twentieth-century realism, photography and graphic art, folk art, Latino art, and African American art. Artists represented in depth include George Catlin, William H. Johnson, Sean Scully, Lee Friedlander, Christo, Nam June Paik, and William T. Wiley, among others. The collection is housed in a National Historic Landmark building, shared by the National Portrait Gallery and the Archives of American Art, where the expansive holdings of the Luce Foundation Center for American Art can be accessed on a daily basis. American craft is featured in the Renwick Gallery, a curatorial department of the Museum located across from the White House in a restored building designed in 1858 by James Renwick. The gallery’s permanent collection includes works in glass, ceramic, wood, fiber, and metal.

Each scholar is provided a carrel in the Fellowship Office located across the street from the Museum. Available research resources there include a 180,000-volume library that specializes in American art, history, and biography; the Archives of American Art; and the graphics collections of the American Art Museum and NPG; as well as a variety of image collections and research databases. Conveniently located in downtown Washington, D.C., the Museum and Fellowship Office are a short walk from other Smithsonian museums and libraries, the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and the National Gallery of Art. During their stay at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, scholars will be part of one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished fellowship programs in American art, and will have the opportunity to attend a wide variety of lectures, symposiums, and professional workshops. Short research trips are also possible.

The museum hosts fellows supported by the Smithsonian’s general fellowship fund as well as the following named fellowships:

* The Terra Foundation Fellowships in American Art <>
seek to foster a cross-cultural dialogue about the history of art of the United States up to 1980. They support work by scholars from abroad who are researching American art or by U.S. scholars who are investigating international contexts for American art.

* The Douglass Foundation Fellowship in American Art is given for scholarly research in American art.

* The Patricia and Phillip Frost Fellowship is offered to support research in American art and visual culture.

* The James Renwick Fellowship in American Craft is available for research in American studio crafts or decorative arts from the nineteenth century to the present.

* The Sara Roby Fellowship in Twentieth-Century American Realism is awarded to a scholar whose research topic is in the area of American realism.

* The Joshua C. Taylor Fellowship is supported by alumni and friends of the fellowship program. Contribute <> to the Joshua C. Taylor Fellowship Fund.

* The Wyeth Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship is awarded for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation that concerns the traditions of American art.


Qualifications and Selection

Predoctoral applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for the doctoral degree, and must be engaged in dissertation research. Postdoctoral fellowships are available to support specific research projects by scholars who hold the doctoral degree or equivalent. Senior fellowships are intended for scholars with a distinguished publication record who have held the doctoral degree for more than seven years or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment at the time of application.

Applicants will be evaluated based on the quality of the proposed research project, academic standing, scholarly qualifications, and experience. The project’s compatibility with the Museum’s collections, facilities, staff, and programs will also be considered. A committee of curators and historians will review the applications.


Application Procedures

The stipend for a one-year predoctoral fellowship is $30,000, plus research and travel allowances. The stipend for a senior or postdoctoral fellowship is $45,000, plus research and travel allowances. The standard term of residency is twelve months, but shorter terms will be considered; stipends are prorated for periods of less than twelve months.

Only one application <> is necessary; applicants will automatically be considered in all relevant award categories. Applicants interested in a specific named fellowship are encouraged to provide a statement that indicates how their research topic is particularly suited to that award.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their research proposals with potential Smithsonian advisors before submitting applications.


For research consultation:

Virginia Mecklenburg
Telephone (202) 633-8381
Email MecklenburgV[at]

William Truetner
Telephone (202) 633-8384
Email TruettnerW[at]


For applications or general information:

Amelia Goerlitz, Fellowship Program Coordinator Smithsonian American Art Museum Fellowship Office
Telephone (202) 633-8353
Email AmericanArtFellowships[at]
Application for Smithsonian American Art Museum fellowships


For other Smithsonian opportunities:

Office of Fellowships
Telephone (202) 633-7070
Email siofg[at]


Deadline: January 15 is the application deadline for fellowships to begin on or after June 1, 2012.

Awards are based on merit. Fellowships are open to all qualified persons without reference to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or condition of handicap. The Smithsonian Institution’s Office of International Relations will assist with arranging J-1 exchange visas for fellowship recipients who require them.

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