Dance/USA Invites Applications for the 2023 Archiving and Preservation Fellowship Program

December 12, 2022

CONTACT: Johanna Tschebull

Washington, DC – Dance/USA, the national service organization for dance, invites applications for the Dance/USA 2023 Archiving and Preservation Fellowship Program from master’s degree students in library and information sciences and related fields, and emerging archivists with relevant experience. The theme of this round of Fellowships, generously supported by funding from the Mellon Foundation, is Archives as Stories; Stories as Resources.

The goal of the Archiving and Preservation Fellowship Program is to develop an engaged, passionate, and well-trained next generation of archivists in the dance ecosystem and to advance models for community-based archiving assistance to regional dance communities. Dance/USA 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 learning and applying archiving methods that are culturally sensitive and rooted in community practice.

Dance/USA will award four Fellowships for the Summer of 2023. The Fellows will work with the following dance organizations: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, JazzAntiqua, Jennifer Harge/Harge Dance Stories, and Segunda Quimbamba Folkloric Center. The Fellowships will be in-person or hybrid, unless health and safety concerns require a complete shift to remote work. Each Fellow will receive a stipend of $10,000. The due date to apply is 11:59pm EST on January 18, 2023.

“I am thrilled to invite a new round of students and emerging archivists to work with dance organizations and artists to preserve and organize their archives,” said Dance/USA Executive Director Kellee Edusei. “It is vital to bolster the field’s ability to preserve legacy and we’re grateful to the Mellon Foundation for supporting the dance ecosystem in this way.”

If you have any questions, please connect with Imogen Smith, Dance/USA Director of Archiving & Preservation, and Hallie Chametzky, Dance/USA Archiving Specialist.

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.

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

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