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Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums

Offered by Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Dec 20, 2022
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 2024

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

Eligibility information

The scholarship is open to individuals who have received a degree in art history, art education, studio art or museum studies and who are pursuing graduate study or professional placement in these or related fields. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

Graduate Students

Academic Interest

History, Visual & Performing Arts

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, their proposed Fellowship program, and the below application materials.

Essay

Resume or CV

Letter of Recommendation

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

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