Deadline for Creative and Performing Artist and Writers Fellowships

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The American Antiquarian Society (AAS), a national research library and learned society of American history and culture, is calling for applications for visiting fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, film makers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history.  Successful applicants are those whose work is for the general public rather than for academic or educational audiences.  The Society’s goal in sponsoring this program is to multiply and improve the ways in which an understanding of history is communicated to the American people.

Fellowship projects may include (but are not limited to): historical novels ● performance of historical music or drama● poetry ● documentary films ● television programs● radio broadcasts● nonfiction works of history designed for general audiences of adults or children● plays ●libretti● screenplays ● magazine or newspaper articles ●costume designs● set designs● illustrations and other graphic arts ● book designs ● sculpture ● paintings ● other works of fine and applied art.

The fellowships will provide the recipients with the opportunity for a period of uninterrupted research, reading, and collegial discussion at the Society, located in Worcester, Massachusetts. At least 4 fellowships are offered every year with a deadline of October 5th for residencies occuring the following calendar year.

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