US non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for an award to host an ArtsLink Fellow. In 2017, these are artists and arts managers working in performing arts and literature from any of 37 eligible countries. These Fellows are selected by US arts professionals in a highly competitive peer review process.
ArtsLink eliminates the administrative and logistical tasks associated with hosting an international visitor by arranging visas, organizing and paying for international and domestic travel and hosting an orientation and a concluding session in New York. Host organizations receive funding to cover the living, working and materials costs for the ArtsLink Fellow’s residency, as well as modest administrative expenses for the host. During the five-week residency, ArtsLink staff is available to provide guidance and advice to host organizations.
The residency period will be October 12 through November 15, 2017.
The list of 2017 Fellows will be available on our website late March 2017. After reviewing the list, organizations that wish to host an artist or arts manager should write a letter of interest. Letters will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but must be received no later than June 1, 2017. We strongly encourage you to send your letter soon and to contact ArtsLink staff for further information. The letter of interest should name the ArtsLink Fellow(s) you wish to host, in order of preference.
The letter should provide:
• A brief explanation of why your organization would like to host the artist
• A description of what opportunities you can offer for the artist to engage with your community
• A brief description of facilities, equipment and resources that will be made available to the Fellow
Please include the mission statement of your organization and a sampling of publicity materials with the letter.