The University of North Carolina School for the Arts (UNCSA) and Lincoln Center Education (LCE) are pleased to announce the 2018 William R. Kenan, Jr. Performing Arts Fellowship at LCE. The Fellowship is made possible by generous support from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. This Fellowship, based in New York City, runs from June 26th, 2018 through December 21th, 2018.
WHAT IS THE KENAN FELLOWSHIP?
Now in its 17th year, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Performing Arts Fellowship at Lincoln Center Education (LCE) seeks to provide emerging artists with practical knowledge and experience as artists embarking on a career and as educators in the field of arts and education in New York City. The Kenan Fellows’ immersion in LCE’s rigorous methodology prepares them for work as artists in the field of arts and education as well as for their performing careers. Each Fellow is mentored by an LCE teaching artist of the same arts discipline who support and assist the Fellows through their learning and grasp of LCE’s teaching approach and through the challenges and realities of what it means to be an artist in New York City. Additionally, the Fellowship supports time to pursue artistic studies, performances, and further development of networking in their professional fields. Fellows are also encouraged to apply to produce, collaborate and develop their own performance project.
WHO CAN APPLY?
This six-month Fellowship is open to graduates and current students of UNCSA’s Undergraduate and Graduate Degree programs from the Schools of Dance, Drama, and Music who are members of the classes of 2018, 2017, and 2016. Students and graduates of UNCSA’s high school program are not eligible. Alumni who have already been awarded any fellowship through the William R. Kenan, Jr. Fellowship Program are also not eligible.
WHAT IS LINCOLN CENTER EDUCATION (LCE)?
Lincoln Center Education is the education cornerstone of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., in New York City. LCE’s mission is to enrich the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners by providing opportunities for engagement with the arts on stage, in the classroom, online, and in the community. The arts cultivate a unique skill set that is indispensable for the 21st century: problem solving, collaboration, communication, imagination, and creativity. Lincoln Center, the world’s premier performing arts center, translates those skills from the stage to the lives of children, equipping them for success in their careers and to serve as active participants in their communities. We offer a distinctive approach to education that helps young minds perform in a dynamic world.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A KENAN FELLOW:
Fellows participate in LCE’s Summer Forum professional development workshops for educators and in LCE’s Bootcamp, and attend performances presented by Lincoln Center Education, Lincoln Center Campus and the Lincoln Center Festival. They also participate in professional development for LCE’s teaching artists; observe and assist teaching artist mentors in the schools; and continue to grow network opportunities. As a culminating event, Fellows are encouraged to submit a proposal to produce their own artistic projects to be presented in mid-December with dates to be confirmed in the Clark Studio Theater at LCE.
FELLOWSHIP TIME COMMITMENT:
The Kenan Fellowship at LCE is a full-time employment commitment. Fellows are expected to put approximately forty hours per week toward the goals and mission of the Fellowship. Within those forty hours there is flexibility, and the day-to-day schedule will vary.
STIPEND/HOUSING AND TRAVEL ALLOWANCE:
Fellows receive a stipend of $383.25 per week and a housing allowance of $655.20 per month.
For residents outside the New York City area, a one-time travel stipend of $347.45 is paid to each Fellow during the first month of the Fellowship, to supplement the expense of moving to New York City.
The Fellowship does not include health insurance coverage.