Application Period Closing for DC Arts Writing Fellowship

Application Period Closes Tonight

Through support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Humanities DC, Brink Media, DCRE Residential, and The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Day Eight is hiring a DC Arts Writing Fellow. The Arts Writing Fellow will write and publish articles of arts journalism, contribute to the editorial and business management of the arts magazine Bourgeon, and support production of an e-book featuring D.C. artists. A stipend of $6000 will be provided. The Fellowship period is expected to run June 1, 2016 – December 1, 2016. The application period ends tonight – March 28, 2016 – at midnight. To apply, click here. For more information, click here.

About Day Eight

The mission of Day Eight is to empower individuals and the community to participate in the arts through the production, publication, and promotion of creative projects.

Fellowship Details

The selected Arts Writing Fellow will: have superior writing and editing skills; familiarity with desktop publishing and graphic design software programs; professional social media experience and presence; experience managing resources or otherwise taking responsibility for direct work products; and a demonstrated passion for journalism, the media and the arts.

The Committee producing the project includes leaders in the arts, arts journalism, communications and media including: Kay Kendall (DC Commission on the Arts), Joy Austin (Humanities DC), Robert Bettmann (Day Eight), Karen Bradley (University of Maryland), Joseph McKeating (Pulsar Strategies), Margarita Noriega (Newsweek), Patrick Cavanaugh (Brink Media), Michael Kaiser (DeVos Institute), David Ramos (American University), Sharmilla Ganesan (Fulbright Fellow), Tracey Bell (George Mason), and Erica Bondarev Rapach (University of Maryland).

In addition to the stipend, benefits of the Fellowship include structured and unstructured mentoring and support from professionals in the arts, journalism and communications fields

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until midnight March 28, 2016.

To apply, click here.