The Connecting Communities Digital Initiative Artist/Scholar in Residence program supports artists or scholars in the creation of new scholarly and/or artists works that imaginatively study, experiment with, and/or critique the Library’s digital collections, materials, and/or services. Proposed projects should center on one or more of the following groups: Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and/or other communities of color in the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, territories and commonwealths (Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands).
The program is open to a broad array of artists and scholars, including (but not limited to): visual artists, conceptual artists, dancers, journalists, cultural critics, independent scholars, academic scholars, and cultural heritage practitioners, including librarians.
For 2023, the Library of Congress intends to award two 12-month grants of up to $90,000 each.
Applications are open May 17, 2023 through 2:00 pm (EDT) on August 7, 2023.
Questions about this grant program may be submitted until 2:00 pm (EDT) on July 27, 2023 to [email protected]. After July 27, the Library will only respond to emails related to submission problems.
Applicants with problems submitting via email can request assistance until 3:00 pm (EDT) on August 4, 2023. The subject of each e-mail must read as follows: Notice 030ADV23R0033 – Of the People Widening the Path: Connecting Communities Digital Initiative – 2023.
Join the following webinars to learn more about the Grant for the Artist/Scholar-in-Residence program.
- Pre-recorded webinar: Webinar Recording, Slides (PDF, 2.9MB)
- Live webinar: Thursday, 6/1 from 3pm – 4pm EST: Zoom Registration Link
These webinars will be recorded and linked to above.
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