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KGMCA-PRH Fellowship 2021 Application

The Center for Art & Social Engagement (CASE) and Project Row Houses (PRH) have created a fellowship program that invites artists and cultural practitioners to the Third Ward and the University of Houston. Fellows will engage in creative collaborations that involve the Third Ward community and address issues important to them.

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the new realities of our university and Third Ward communities, we are altering the format for the 2021 Fellowship. We are limiting all applications to the greater Houston area, and will only be awarding one Fellowship for this cycle. The application is due on March 29.

We will announce the new Suzanne Deal Booth Fellow in conjunction with the final presentations of the 2020 Fellows in late April, 2021. The Fellowship term begins in August 2021 and will continue through September 2022.

2021 Suzanne Deal Booth Fellow will receive

  • $15,000 annual stipend 
  • $5,000 project/research budget
  • Community Brain Trust of local artists, community members and faculty to advise and ground the project in a local discourse
  • Local housing at Project Row Houses with up to $3,500 in travel support for non-Houston fellows

In return, the fellow will engage our communities—including the Historic Third Ward neighborhood, the University of Houston, the local and regional arts community—in a process that involves:

  • A public presentation of previous work and Fellowship guiding questions at the beginning of the term
  • A public talk/project at the end of the term
  • Co-organizing a Community Conversation with program directors
  • Monthly meetings with the program directors

To apply for the Fellowship program, local applicants are required to complete the online application and submit the following materials:

  • Resume/curriculum vitae or 500 Word bio
  • 3 samples of previous work (for use in contextualizing your work to our stakeholders)
  • and answers to the following questions:
    • What are the guiding questions for your work in this fellowship? How does this investigation build upon your history of community engagement? (750 words)
    • What would this fellowship with UH Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts & PRH allow that you have not yet investigated/achieved? (250 words)
    • Tell us of an example of community recovery you’re inspired by? (250 words)
    • To whom do you see yourself connected? (250 words) 

Application and all materials are due by 12 NOON CST, Monday March 29, 2021.



Who can apply? Artists, cultural workers, creative scholars, and any community-engaged arts practitioner who resides in the greater Houston area (Harris, Galveston, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Austin, Waller, Montgomery, Liberty, and Chambers County)

How do I apply? We ask all applicants to fill out the Google Form which will ask contact information, answers to the narrative questions outlined above and the following supplemental documents: Resume/CV or a 500 word bio, and one PDF/doc that has your three work samples.

What can be a work sample? Applicants can include images, links to videos or websites, essays or other writing, or other relevant documentation of prior creative work that supports the community-engaged goals of your investigation and the Fellowship goals. Please limit all worksamples to one document with a maximum size of 10 MB. We also suggest that each video sample be no longer than 3 minutes. This can be accomplished by indicating start/end times or providing excerpts of a longer work. You will have up to 250 words to provide a description of/context for the work samples.

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