Applications open for the 2021/22 Performance Project Fellowship program!

The Performance Project @ University Settlement

184 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002


Mar 05, 2021


Feb 08, 2021

Applications are now open for The Performance Project @ USS 2021/22 Fellowship program!
Deadline: Friday, March 5 @ 11:59pm EST
The Performance Project Fellowship is a year-long creative career mentoring program designed for local, early emerging performing artists/cultural organizers (between the ages of 18-26) who want the support needed to build a career in the creative sector. The Fellows will produce work and curate a festival produced and presented by The Performance Project. The year will culminate with each Fellow developing a package of materials to support moving their projects and career forward.

Fellows will receive:

  1. The opportunity to create work and have it promoted and presented.

  2. Individualized creative career coaching.

  3. Support in developing a resume, bio and performance reel.

  4. Support in expanding professional network and selecting opportunities to acquire additional professional credentials.

  5. Referral to additional Settlement Services that can provide crucial support such as housing advocacy, workforce development and individual counseling support.

  6. Career Development workshops to be held online.

  7. A $500 stipend at the completion of the Fellowship Program.


Fellows are required to:

  1. Attend online introductory and culminating sessions to meet all Fellows

  2. Participate in career development workshops through the year.

  3. Meet monthly online as a group to give and receive feedback on their artistic progress, challenges and accomplishments.

4 .Meet individually with Program Director every 8 weeks.

5 .Work towards a performance of new work that will be presented as part of The Fellowship Flow Festival.

  1. Fellows must be prepared and committed to participating in this fellowship process.

  2. Creatively document the fellowship program journey through social media, a journal or some other format.

  3. Participation in a minimum of two (2) Performance Project SHARE! events.

Before submitting an application, we encourage you to learn more about University Settlement. You can visit us online at universitysettlement.org. We look forward to your applications!

If you have any questions regarding the Fellowship program, this application, or The Performance Project @ University Settlement, please contact Emma Rivera at ekrivera@universitysettlement.org.