Hunter Mellon Arts Fellowship

Hunter Mellon Arts Fellowship

Hunter College is pleased to announce an exciting program, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: The Mellon Arts Fellowship Program. This fellowship is for talented undergraduate students from minorities historically underrepresented in the arts. The fellowship will support ten students per year. Beginning in their junior year and continuing through the fall of their senior year, fellows will receive stipends for internships in non-profit arts organizations, a robust range of pre-professional mentoring and guidance (including graduate school advisement and preparation), networking opportunities, and intimate exposure to arts leaders. The program will advance a new pipeline of professionals of color in the arts, supporting them to serve at cultural institutions committed to becoming more diverse and inclusive.

Once accepted, fellows will participate in full-time internships (35 hours/week) at arts organizations during the summer after their junior year. They will be supported by a stipend of $5,600 for their ten-week internship period. Hunter Mellon Arts Fellows will also receive extensive professional development training, monthly workshops with leaders in the arts, invitations to arts events and performances (both live and remote), as well as support for applying for graduate study.

Candidates for this program will be outstanding undergraduate students who meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated interest in Dance, Music, Art, Theater, and/or Art History
  • Be in their Junior year as of Spring 2021 (earned 60-85 credits)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Member of an underrepresented racial/ethnic group

Click the Online Application Form!

Application Deadline: November 30th, 2020

All applications must be accompanied by a nominating recommendation letter from a Hunter College faculty member. Faculty members must write a letter on your behalf indicating why you are an ideal candidate for the fellowship program.
Letters should be emailed to at the time of your application submission.

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There will be two Zoom information sessions held to answer any questions about the Mellon Arts Fellowship and how to apply.
Join us on October 28th and November 11th, both at 1:30 pm
Click HERE to register for an Info Session

Application Questions? 

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Have a Question?

Contact Mariel Mayz, Program Coordinator