Resident Fellowship at The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University (Fully-funded)

Resident Fellowship at The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University (Fully-funded)

Deadline: November 2, 2020

Applications for The Center for Ballet and the Arts Fellowship Program are open. The program awards residencies to artists and scholars across disciplines (history, theater, philosophy, and music, among many others) to work on projects that expand the way we think about the history, practice, and performance of dance. Applicants are not required to be experts in ballet or dance, but must have an interest in engaging with the art.

The fellowship provides space, a stipend, and time to pursue rigorous work. Fellows also gain new colleagues and a broad community of artists and scholars, two communities that do not often meet.

Fellowship timing and duration depend on individual fellow needs and project scopes. Prior residencies have run between four and sixteen weeks. The residency must occur during NYU’s academic year (September 2021 – May 2022).


  • Work at CBA for the majority of your residency.
  • Present your work in a seminar to current and alumni fellows.
  • Attend CBA events, including weekly seminars and CBA’s public programs.
  • Give and receive feedback, collaborate, and otherwise engage with your cohort.
  • Submit feedback on your fellowship as requested.
  • Note: At this time, The Center cannot commit to additional funding for collaborators. If a fellow decides to work with collaborators (e.g. designers, musicians, dancers), the fellow is expected to pay those collaborators out of his or her own fellowship.


  • Stipend of $750/week
  • Access to CBA’s community of 150+ artists and scholars
  • Use of CBA’s dance studio, offices, and conference rooms
  • Housing, as needed and available
  • Round trip transportation to and from New York City
  • J-1 visa facilitation


  • Scholar or artist* pursuing an original project related to dance.
  • Applicants applying with scholarly projects (e.g. journal articles, monographs) must have a Ph.D.
  • Applicants must show exceptional promise and/or have demonstrated significant accomplishments in their field. They encourage applicants from all career stages to apply.
  • Dance expertise is not required.
  • Students (as of September 2021) are not eligible.
  • *Past fellows have come from dozens of disciplines as wide-ranging as history, design, philosophy, visual arts, religion, literature, and more.

The CBA Fellowship Program does not support:

  • Projects in arts administration
  • Projects focused on the applicant’s personal memoir or autobiography
  • Projects involving giving dance classes
  • Projects reviewing prior work, such as: –editing, digitizing, or organizing archives –editing films or book anthologies


Click here to apply.

For more information, visit CBA Fellowship.