CAA’s Professional-Development Fellowships support promising artists and art historians who are enrolled in MFA and PhD programs nationwide. Fellows are honored with $5,000 grants to help them with various aspects of their work, whether it be for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for the studio. CAA believes a grant of this kind, without contingencies, can best facilitate the transition between graduate studies and professional careers.
Fellows also receive a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration to the Annual Conference. Honorable mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, also earn a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary conference registration.
CAA initiated its fellowship program in 1993 to help student artists and art historians bridge the gap between their graduate studies and professional careers. The Past Fellowship Recipients section publishes short biographies of fellows and honorable mentions from 2002 to the present. A list of recipients from 1993 to 2001 is forthcoming in summer 2012.
Are You Eligible?CAA seeks applications from students who are current members; are citizens or permanent residents of the United States; will receive their MFA or PhD degree in the calendar year following the year of application (2013 for the next fellowship cycle); and have outstanding capabilities and demonstrate distinction in approach, technique, or perspective in their contribution to art history and the visual arts. A jury of artists, curators, and other professionals will review all applications in fall 2012 and announce the recipients in January 2013.
How to ApplyPlease download and review the MFA or PhD application specifications and form and follow the instructions. Portions of the 2013 application, as indicated on the forms, must be submitted on CD. All applications materials must be sent by mail and postmarked by Monday, October 1, 2012. CAA will mail notifications in January 2013. If you have questions about the process, please email Michael Fahlund, CAA deputy director.
ContactFor more information about the CAA fellowship program, please contact Michael Fahlund, CAA deputy director, at 212-392-4401.