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James A. Sanders Gallery Fellowship

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About the James A. Sanders Gallery Fellowship

A one-year fellowship (two semesters) to support one or more students interested in exhibition design, publicity, curation, and management. Two to three fellowships may be awarded each year.

The fellow will spend one semester with the University Art Collection and one semester at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art. At each location, the fellow will be assigned a project that supports the mission of the organization. In addition, there are opportunities to learn different aspects of caring for an art collection and managing a non-profit art gallery. The fellow is required to complete a journal that describes the project and experiences of the fellowship.

This fellowship connects you with art professionals in the region and aids in networking for future career opportunities.

Find out what previous Sanders Fellows have done on the "Where Are They Now?" page.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Student must be majoring in art.
  • Student must be of junior status or above at the time of Fellowship.
  • Student must be able to complete the Fellowship prior to graduation.
  • Student must have had a minimum of two art history survey courses.

Application Process

The application is complete when each of the following steps have been completed.

Applications for 2021-22 are due Friday, April 23.

  • Complete the online application.

  • Complete a 350-word essay explaining their future career aspirations and how the fellowship will help them to achieve their goals. This will be uploaded in the online application.

  • Obtain the signature of the faculty recommender (recommendation lender is optional) The faculty member should email Dr. Shannon Pritchard at snpritchar@usi.edu indicating their support.

  • After applications are received, top candidates will be invited to meet with the selection committee for interviews.

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