The Center for Justice at Columbia University announces the June Jordan Fellowship, named in honor of the renowned Harlem-born poet and activist. In each of the next two years, paid fellowships will be awarded to literary, visual, musical and performance artists who are committed to public engagement. June Jordan Fellows will work collaboratively with Columbia faculty and community partners to provide workshops that will be open to local community members – including junior and senior high school students – as well as members of Columbia’s student body. One or more of the fellows each year will contribute to Columbia University’s Rikers Education Program. This collaboration between the Center for Justice, and the Heyman Center for the Humanities partners Columbia faculty and students with artists in order to provide workshops in music, graphic design and coding. The fellowship will also sponsor summer internships for high school students selected to participate in the JustArts Summer Youth program for young people from Harlem and Washington Heights. June Jordan Fellows will also be awarded Visiting Scholar status at Columbia and will have the opportunity to take classes at the university. Each Fellowship carries a stipend of $26,000.
If you are a teaching artist and are interested in applying for one of the 3-5 paid fellowships that will be awarded in late Spring, please click here to learn more and apply. Submission deadline is April 30, 2017.