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Community Artist Fellowship


About the Community Artist Fellowship

Beginning in 2017-18, Curtis alumni will bring their artistry to underserved communities in Philadelphia through the Community Artist Fellowship. Community Artist Fellows are placed in existing partnerships between Curtis and institutions such as schools, hospitals, prisons, and rehabilitation centers and follow a flexible schedule that balances their work in the community alongside practice and performance time. The Community Artist Fellowship program tailors placements to the discipline, experience, and interests of young Curtis alumni and extends, where possible, work they may have begun as Curtis students through the Community Artist Program (CAP).


Who should apply

A Community Artist Fellow possesses the highest level of artistry along with a deep commitment to collaborating with communitites. Instrumentalists, composers, conductors, and vocalists are all encouraged to apply. Applicants should be creative, articulate, hard-working, and compassionate. Applicants must also be a graduate of Curtis between the ages of 18 and 28, be able to dedicate nine months to service, and be willing to go through a background and/or security check. Fellows make a commitment to serving the Philadelphia community through their artistry and living in Philadelphia for the duration of the program. Fellows also commit to no more than two projects as the focus of their work. Community Artist Fellows at the Curtis Institute of Music receive a merit-based, full-tuition scholarship, a base stipend for the nine months of the program, medical insurance, and weekly professional development opportunities.

Applications for the 2017-18 school year are closed. A due date for applications for the 2018-19 school year will be announced here early in 2018. Return to Mary Javian, chair of career studies and director of professional development and community engagement.

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