Mellon Summer Academy and Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program
The Andrew W。 Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program provides specialized training in the curatorial field to students across the United States from in the curatorial field who support the goal of promoting inclusive, pluralistic museums。 The fellowship seeks to make a critical impact on American art museums by developing gifted curators who are committed to engaging the full spectrum of museum audiences。 The Program occurs at six partnering institutions: the ; the , Atlanta; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the ; the , Kansas City; and the 。 This initiative is generously supported by The Andrew W。 Mellon Foundation。
How To Apply
The program is organized around two components: the Mellon Summer Academy, and the Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship. Students must first apply to a Summer Academy. Summer Academies are one-week immersion programs designed to provide a rich experience in the museum environment and expose participants to career options related to art and art history. Each Summer Academy includes workshops, tours, field trips and networking events with museum professionals.
Fifteen students were?selected to participate in the Summer Academy in 2020.?Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and current government health and safety guidelines, the 2020 Summer Academy has been postponed to summer 2021.?Upon completion of the 2021 Summer Academy, students will submit supplemental information for fellowship consideration. Two participants will be awarded multi-year fellowships at the museum. At this time, we anticipate fellowships to be awarded in fall 2021.?
Undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups in the curatorial field who support the goal of promoting inclusive, pluralistic museums are encouraged to apply. Students must be currently enrolled at a university, college or community college, and, if selected, able to commit to two years in the program prior to graduating. Applicants should express an interest in art, art history, or the museum field. In addition to having a strong academic record, a candidate should be able to demonstrate, through areas of study, extracurricular activities, or other experiences, how they will contribute to the program.
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