University of Wisconsin–Madison

Announcing Home Grown: One-Year Curatorial Fellowship

The National Museum of Mexican Art and The DuSable Museum of African American History are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a joint grant by the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation through their Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative, to fund the HomeGrown Fellowship for the next three years.

Home Grown is a one-year curatorial fellowship program, which will provide an opportunity to learn, engage, and be mentored by curatorial and museum professionals who are leaders in first voice organizations. Additionally, fellows will have the chance to participate in discourse, gain hands-on experience, and gain professional development in the museum administration field.

In parallel with this work, NMMA and DuSable will work to build a pipeline of high school students to experience arts administration through workshops designed to expose high school seniors to museum related professions. Fellows will serve as ambassadors and students will learn from and engage with fellows and NMMA and DuSable staff as a way to expose students to a museum career track.

Fellowships are 12 months in length, starting in May 2018 through May 2019. All fellowships must take place and capstone project completed within this 12-month period. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to the institution of their interest by February 1, 2018. Fellowship decisions will be announced on April 2, 2018.

Click here to read more about the opportunity, eligibility, and application process. The Home Grown application can be found here.

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This three-year program is generously funded by a joint grant by the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation through their Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative. Read more about the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership initiative here.