2022 Fay Chiang Fellowship for Artistic Journalism

2022 Fay Chiang Fellowship for Artistic Journalism

Open Call for Submissions

ArtsEverywhere is pleased to once again issue an open call for submissions for the 2022 Fay Chiang Fellowship for Artistic Journalism. The Fay Chiang Fellowship is a year-long program of support for any individual artist, journalist, writer, musician, producer, or collective whose work integrates creative practice with rigorous journalistic research, writing and multimedia production. 

The theme of the 2022 Fay Chiang Fellowship for Artistic Journalism is: “Fault Lines & Fragile States”

Project proposals should conform to the approaches of reportage and long-form narrative storytelling exhibited in ArtsEverywhere’s Curse of Geography series. While we do not expect the work of the fellow to replicate the stories in the series, preferred submissions will emphasize collaborative engagement with independent artists, journalists, producers and/or cultural institutions. Projects highlighting critical issues in underreported parts of the world will be given preference.

The selection committee’s final decision will be based on 1.) the merit of the overall proposal, 2.) quality background research and proof of concept, 3.) feasibility of timeline and final project, 4.) demonstrated experience creating compelling non-fiction content, and 5.) potential to impact positive social change. ArtsEverywhere’s editorial staff will be available to answer any questions regarding the suitability of a project proposal.

The application deadline to submit a proposal is December 1, 2021. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by December 15th and interviews will be conducted over the following weeks. The 2022 Fay Chiang Fellow will be announced by December 30, 2021. The selected fellow will be expected to join online editorial meetings every 3-4 weeks during the course of the project year to be scheduled beginning late January 2022. 

The fellow will receive $15,000CAD as a fee and $5,000CAD for travel, equipment and other project costs. Fellows will be required to present a mid-project progress report, deliver the final project no later than December 15, 2022. We extend the opportunity for the fellow to exhibit/present their work at the 2023 ArtsEverywhere Festival (funds to attend the festival will be provided separately by ArtsEverywhere). 

How to Apply
  1. Cover letter: 1 page, single spaced, resume/cv, short bio
  2. Story Pitch: 500 words (concise, clear concept note)
  3. Treatment of your story idea that illustrates the narrative structure, arc, and connectivity with sources and potential partners
  4. Work samples: 2 previous projects that demonstrate experience and quality of work
  5. A letter of reference: additional letters will be accepted, but are not required
  6. Website, digital portfolio, any links to previous or related work

All inquiries and proposals must be submitted to fellowship@artseverywhere.ca. You will receive a confirmation receipt within 24 hours. All applicants will be notified of their proposal’s status by the selection committee on December 15th, 2021.

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