About the Research and Practice Fellowship Program
The Research & Practice Fellowship Program is an intensive summer program, which provides faculty members with student-artists to support their projects, allowing faculty members to focus on their own artistic work while introducing future artists to the structure of life in the arts.
The program is open to all regular, technical, and special faculty teaching at CalArts during the academic year. A call for faculty proposals generally goes out in early february with an early March deadline. A call for applications from students goes out in March.
Supporting CalArts' institute values that recognize student as artists, focus on process over product, and provide opportunities to learn by doing, the Research & Practice Fellowship Program is designed to engender the following learning outcomes:
- The student fellow will be able to apply disciplinary-specific skills, concepts, terminology, and/or frameworks learned in coursework to accomplish fellowship tasks in productive ways that benefit the project;
- The student fellow will be able to describe how the fellowship experience enhances understanding of the demands of being a professional working artist;
- The student fellow will be able to analyze how working one on one with an established artist in the development of a creative project translates to their vision of their own practice moving forward;
- The student fellow will be able to develop skills in effective oral and written communication, time management, project management, working to deadlines, and fulfilling tasks set by faculty members throughout the fellowship.