These Fellowships support international artists, curators, and arts leaders in developing their practices and expanding professional networks in the US and transnationally

The ArtsLink International Fellowships program supports pioneering artists, curators, and arts leaders from our network countries in developing their community-engaged practices and fosters creative relationships with US based artists, arts organizations and communities. The program emphasizes the value of independent artist networks and sustained dialogue around the urgent issues facing our societies.

The program is currently prioritizing practices attuned to the climate emergency and human rights. Priority is given to artists and arts leaders whose work expands people’s awareness, understanding, and active participation in environmental and/or social justice issues. Additionally, we prioritize artists recently displaced from or still working in Afghanistan and Ukraine.

The multi-phase fellowship offers an online research residency hosted by leading arts organizations in the US, including Puerto Rico, and a subsequent in-person immersive residency in the US and the potential for a follow up project in the artists’ home countries. This unique three-phase approach fosters a long-term dialogue between artists and citizens across nations vital to the building of a global civil, compassionate and equitable society.

PHASE 1    ONLINE  Research and networking

Fellows lead a 6-week online research residency facilitated by their US host institution

PHASE 2    IN PERSON Immersive residency

Fellows collaborate with US organization(s), their host institution and individual artist(s) during a six-week in person residency

PHASE 3 (optional)   PROJECT

Fellows expand collaboration with US organization(s) and individual artist(s) with a follow-up project in their home country

Eligible Countries

Applicants must be citizens of one of the following countries:

Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan


ArtsLink International Fellowships are funded by Trust for Mutual Understanding, Kettering Family Philanthropies, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and public donations