Dance/USA Accepting Applications for Summer 2020 Archiving Fellowships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2020

CONTACT: Johanna Tschebull
202.833.1717 x106

Washington, DC - Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, invites applications for the Summer 2020 Fellowships in Dance Archiving and Preservation for master's degree students in library and information sciences. The theme of this round of Fellowships is Honoring Dance Elders and Pioneers. Four Fellowships will be awarded for Summer 2020. Deadline to apply is February 28, 2020. Learn more here.

The goal of this program is to develop an engaged, passionate, and well-trained next generation of archivists in the dance field and to advance models for community-based archiving assistance to regional dance communities. Aligned with Dance/USA’s core values of equity, inclusion, and diversity, this Fellowship program invites applicants who are committed to advancing a more equitable and inclusive archives field that reflects and supports the true diversity of voices, practices, and identities within dance communities. Applicants should be interested in building bridges of access to the arts with a wide range of diverse communities.

This program builds on the Fellowships in Archiving and Preservation offered by Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC), between 2001 and 2014, and on Dance/USA’s 2018 pilot Archiving Fellowships. Read about Dance/USA’s previous Archiving Fellows and their projects here.

Learn more about the program, the eligibility requirements, and the application process here.

This opportunity is generously supported by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

About Dance/USA
Propelled by our belief that dance can inspire a more just and humane world, Dance/USA will amplify the power of dance to inform and inspire a nation where creativity and the field thrive.

Dance/USA is the national service organization for the professional dance field. Established in 1982, Dance/USA champions an inclusive and equitable dance field by leading, convening, advocating, and supporting individuals and organizations.  Dance/USA’s core programs are focused in the areas of engagement, advocacy, research, and preservation. Learn more about Dance/USA at danceusa.org.