Fellowship — Dance Heritage Coalition

The Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC) is delighted to announce the third year of Fellowships in Preservation and Archives for master’s degree students in library / information sciences. The DHC’s fellowship program gives master’s students intensive training and practice in the skills needed to work in dance-related archives and libraries. Funding is supported by a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.

Potential host archive sites for the seven fellows are the Theatre Research Institute at The Ohio State University, the Dance Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and the Dance Notation Bureau in New York, the Museum of Performance & Design in San Francisco, the American Dance Festival archives in Durham, North Carolina, Arizona State University’s Cross-Cultural Dance Resources in Tempe, the Library of Congress Music Division, the Newberry Library in Chicago, UCLA’s special collections in Los Angeles, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival archives in Becket, Massachusetts.

Stipend: $10,000. Fellow is expected to pay for own housing and travel to the program sites. DHC pays for airfare, hotel, and registration for professional conferences such as the ALA or SAA meeting.

Program Length: Approximately 13 weeks. 1 week orientation; 6 weeks mentoring in a major dance archive; 6 weeks practicum in a small dance collection.

Eligibility: Must be American citizens or permanent residents who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program through Spring 2014.

Letter of intent, resume, and list of references: November 12, 2013
Supplemental materials (e.g., writing samples and work products list): December 17, 2013
Telephone Interviews: January to mid-February 2014

Award Announcements: March 31, 2014

Application procedures:

Contact: Kat Bell, Project Director, kbell@danceheritage.org

More information on the DHC Fellowships program can be found here:

See the list of previous Fellows and read about their accomplishments here:

Read the blogs of the 2012 & 2013 DHC Fellows here:

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