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ArtsLink International Fellowships
Fellowship United States

ArtsLink International Fellowships


ArtsLink International Fellowships offer artists and arts managers/curators from eligible overseas countries a six-week residency at an established, non-profit arts organization in the US. The program is designed to create opportunities for artists and communities across the US to share artistic practices with artists and arts managers from abroad and engage in dialogue that advances understanding across cultures.


ArtsLink accepts applications from contemporary artists and arts managers/curators whose work is informed by community engagement processes or social practice. Applicants must be citizens of, and currently reside in, an eligible country (including Egypt). If you are living outside the region temporarily, contact ArtsLink staff to determine your eligibility. There are no age limitations. Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of English to function independently in the US.

Undergraduate students, amateurs and research scholars are not eligible. Arts managers/curators must be affiliated with an arts organization in the non-commercial sector or work as individual freelance arts professionals. Artists seeking placement in commercial firms are also ineligible. ArtsLink Fellows from prior years are ineligible.


Applicants who have been selected by the review panel are placed by ArtsLink staff at arts organizations across the US that can provide a residency experience appropriate to each candidate's professional skills and goals. The candidate's professional interests and contacts are carefully evaluated to ensure the best available opportunity for each ArtsLink Fellow. Fellows should be prepared to fulfill their residency in any of the fifty US states and US territories.

ArtsLink International Fellowships awards are made to the US host organization to cover the living and working expenses for the five-week residency. Airfare, visa expenses, health insurance, and food and lodging during the opening and closing sessions in New York are also provided by CEC ArtsLink.