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    Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums

    Offered by Samuel H. Kress Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 16, 2024
    Multiple awards worth up to

    $30,000

    Grade level

    Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    April 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a current or prospective graduate student interested in becoming an art museum educator or curator? If so, consider applying for the Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums! The fellowship is open to individuals with a degree in an art-related major who are currently pursuing or contemplating graduate study or professional placement in an art-related field. Applicants should also show interest in interpretive careers in art museums.

    The goal of the fellowships is to strengthen the museum educator profession within the art museum community and expand the range of promising career options available to students. The fellowship awards $30,000 for a 9-to-12-month professional development opportunity. If you have an art-related degree and are interested in exploring interpretive careers in art museums, we encourage you to apply!

    About Samuel H. Kress Foundation

    The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is an organization devoted to advancing the study, conservation, and enjoyment of European art, architecture, and archaeology from antiquity to the early 19th century.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    Graduate Students

    Academic Interest

    Museum Studies, Visual & Performing Arts, Photography/Photojournalism, Art History, History

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must (1) have completed a degree (B.A., M.A., or Ph.D.) in art history, art education, studio art, or museum studies and (2) be pursuing or contemplating graduate study or professional placement in these or related fields.

    Application information

    In addition to the below application materials, interested students must submit (1) an IRS determination letter of 501(c)3 status for the organization that will receive and administer the funds and (2) a curriculum vitae of their Fellowship mentor or supervisor.

    Description of proposed fellowship program

    Resume or CV

    Letter of Recommendation

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    When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

    The Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums winner will be announced: May 31, 2024.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Samuel H. Kress Foundation at [email protected].

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