To be eligible to apply, an artist must:

  • Be between 22 and 38 years of age by time of application on June 1, 2011
  • Be actively working in the discipline of the application, with at least 2 years of professional experience producing/disseminating their art and has demonstrated a significant commitment to their artistic discipline
  • Be a resident of the Los Angeles County for at least one year prior to the fellowship start date
  • Be the creator of work, not an interpreter of the work of others
    propose a project that reflects a thoughtful engagement with Jewish identity, experience, history, values, issues or concerns
  • Apply for only one project, you can be either a principal or collaborator, not both
  • Not be enrolled in an undergraduate program in the artistic field in which the application is being made. Graduate students must have completed their academic coursework at the time fellowship begins in November 2011
  • Not be an institution (If you are an artist who is a principal in a 501(c)(3) organization, you may apply as an individual artist, but NOT for organizational support.)
  • Not be a current employee, consultant, board member, or funder of the Foundation for Jewish Culture, Avoda Arts or JDub, or an immediate family member of such a person
  • Be a citizen or legal resident of the United States during the entire Fellowship period, the Fellowship cannot assist with visa applications

Selection Process

The first step in the process is to fill out this application, those selected as Finalists will be contacted in mid-July to interview with the selection panel during the week of July 25. We strongly suggest that Finalists are available for in-person interviews in Los Angeles at that time.
All proposals are evaluated based on:

  • Qualifications of the artist and their previous work
  • Quality of the proposed project
  • Project addresses significant issues of Jewish experience, history, values, issues or identity
  • Potential value of the project for audience engagement, public discourse, and exploration of the Jewish experience, particularly for audiences in their 20s and 30s
  • Potential value of fellowship resources to artist, and value of artist to cohort experience and the fellowship