Getty Research Institute invites applications from scholars of African American art and cultural history who would like to participate in the upcoming 2022/2023 scholar year. Applications are due by October 1, 2021.
Two opportunities for nine-month residencies have been created under the Getty’s African American Art History Initiative (AAAHI), an ambitious program that aims to address an incomplete version of American art history by increasing the Research Institute’s African American—related collections, research, exhibitions, projects, publications, events, and partnerships with local and national institutions. The fellowships will provide financial support and housing to scholars undertaking research projects that speak to the goals of the initiative. As part of the larger scholar year cohort, AAAHI fellows will have opportunities to present their research and receive feedback from an interdisciplinary group of peers.
The institute’s special collections include archival and primary source material related to African American art history—particularly post-World War II, modern, and contemporary—and it is acquiring and processing major collections or collaborating on acquisitions from a range of artists and institutions. Getty welcomes expressions of interest from scholars working at predoctoral, postdoctoral, mid-career, and senior levels who focus on African American art and cultural history in all time periods and media and in a broad range of theoretical and methodological traditions.
Applicants should indicate how their project would benefit from the institute’s resources, which might include special collections, the Getty Library, or the scholar year cohort, and from alignment with AAAHI’s aims and goals.
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