Center for Spain in America Fellowship at The Clark Art Institute

  • Deadline: Oct 15, 2023
  • Williamstown, MA

This one-semester fellowship at the Clark Art Institute, sponsored by the Center for Spain in America, is intended to support the study of all aspects of Spanish art from the early medieval period to the beginning of the twentieth century, as well as the worldwide impact of Spanish art and artists.

In addition to research for a publication and/or exhibition on specific artists or periods, projects examining collecting and connoisseurship of Spanish art —particularly in the Americas— and the influence and importance of Spanish art and its reception throughout the world are welcomed. Scholars may propose topics that relate to the visual arts, their history, practice, theory, or interpretation. Any proposal that contributes to understanding the nature of artistic activity and the intellectual, social, and cultural worlds with which it is connected is welcome. Attention will be given to proposals that promise to deepen, transform, or challenge those methods currently practiced within art history or that have the prospect of enhancing an understanding of the role of images in other disciplines in the humanities. All fellowships are intended to nurture a variety of disciplinary approaches and support new voices in art history.

All fellows receive a stipend; a private apartment in a shared house neighboring the Clark; an office in the library at the Manton Research Center on the Clark campus; and the Clark arranges travel to and from the residency. Fellows may come from any country and need not be U.S. citizens. CSA fellowships are appointed for one academic semester (early September through the end of December; or early February through early June).


Applicants are required to submit all materials through the application system. A completed application includes the online form; CV; a brief abstract (500 characters max); project description (750 words); proposed schedule for the work to be completed during the residency period (250 words); and two letters of recommendation. All materials must be submitted in English. The application portal closes October 15 at 11:59 PM EST. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted by then.

Applications are reviewed on an annual cycle following the October 15 deadline and applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by the end of March. Fellowships are awarded for the following academic year.

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