2018 Creative and Performing Artists and Writers Fellowship Application


Please review the following instructions before submitting the online application below.

A complete application must include a statement, a work sample(s), resume, and two letters of reference.



You should attach a statement of not more than 1,500 words briefly summarizing your educational and professional background and goals, describing the research you have done so far on the project, including readings in primary and secondary sources. You must also indicate how you plan to use the AAS library collections during your residency.


Work Samples

Your application needs to include a sample(s) of your work. This sample(s) may include:

  • A link to a website containing samples of your work.
  • A writing sample attached below as a PDF or a MS Word document. This attachment may not exceed 25 pages or 5,500 words.
  • A DVD, book, manuscript, portfolio, etc. If you prefer, you may send such samples directly to AAS by post. Please send three copies.

    Mail such samples to:

    • Creative and Performing Artists and Writers Fellowship
      American Antiquarian Society
      190 Salisbury Street
      Worcester, MA 01609-1634

    If you wish for any of these samples to be returned to you, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

You are strongly encouraged to include any relevant reviews of your work by professional critics.



Applicants should attach a current resume.


Two Letters of Reference

Two letters of reference from individuals familiar with your career accomplishments and goals should be sent directly to AAS by email to Cheryl McRell at cmcrell@mwa.org

Each letter must include a signature.


Length of Fellowship

All fellowships awarded are four weeks in duration.



All application materials, including the two letters of recommendation, must be received by October 5, 2017.

Online application

If you have any questions about the submission of artistic samples, please call James David Moran, Director of Outreach, at (508) 471-2131 or email cmcrell@mwa.org.

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