Opportunities

The Monument Project provides a central space for creative thinkers to re-imagine monuments and public art.

We seek to interrogate public memory, cultivate public imagination, and envision a more just future.

Our Instagram design challenges invite Harvard students to create monuments of any medium and consider in the process: What are monuments for?

Who are they for? Do we need monuments today? 

Learn more here: https://www.monumentproject.co/

The American Repertory Theater (ART) has been working with the Center for Popular Democracy as a part of their upcoming Transformation 2020 virtual event September 24-26. It’s a national event open to all, but aimed toward building up civic engagement and changemaking capacity for youth (ages 16-23). The ART will be contributing some sessions around their upcoming production of the musical 1776, which re-examines the pivotal moment of our nation’s founding, with a cast that more proudly reflects today’s America. The event will include a number of other workshops, teach-ins, keynotes, and performances. Some of the confirmed speakers include Senator Elizabeth Warren, Activist/Scholar Angela Davis, Fair Fight Action Founder Stacey Abrams, NYT Bestselling Author Ibram X. Kendi, and more.

 

The ART is putting together a Massachusetts Delegation of local youth, leaders, and educators to participate together in Transformation 2020, including 1,000+ free registrations for Massachusetts Youth. To join the delegation or to receive more information on how to amplify this opportunity, please fill out a short interest survey here.

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is seeking applications from highly qualified, diverse candidates for our Research Fellow, Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery, position. This is a full time, term-limited position with full Harvard benefits. It is funded through December 31, 2021, with the possibility of renewal based upon funding availability.

The Research Fellow will support the work of the Presidential Initiative on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery. The initiative, announced by Harvard President Larry Bacow in November of 2019 and anchored at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, is an effort to understand and address the enduring legacy of slavery within our University community. It is guided by a Presidential Committee, chaired by Radcliffe Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin, who is also the Daniel P. S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School and a professor of history in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Interested applicants must apply for the Research Fellow, Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery position through HARVARD CAREERS, Harvard University’s online employment application system. The Research Fellow will play a critical leadership role on the Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery research team. This position reports to the Project Manager, Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery, and will also work with the Dean of the Radcliffe Institute.

Now accepting applications for the 2021 Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship!

 

The Arts & Business Council's Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship (CEF) is designed to accelerate the careers and practices of a diverse cohort of artists and creative solopreneurs. CEF is a customized professional development experience for 8-10 individuals selected through a competitive application process. The application period for the 2020-2021 Fellowship is now open!

The program kicks off in November and runs through June. The Fellowship includes personalized goal setting, one-on-one coaching, seminars, a stipend for expenses related to your art practice, and an opportunity to showcase work at a capstone event. This is the seventh year of the program, which has a dynamic alumni network of artists working across a range of media.

Applications are due September 30, 2020. Applicants will be notified by November 13th.

 

Candidates for this program may include visual artists (e.g., public artists, photographers, painters, etc.), craft artists and artisans, writers, musicians, and more. This Fellowship especially seeks to serve artists of color living or working in Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, and Jamaica Plain.
 

We also invite you to learn more in an online information session on September 22 at 7:00 PM. Register here!

Learn more and apply here!

Through Contrary's Gap Year 2020 program, Contrary will be investing up to $100,000 in 5 companies who choose to build this coming year rather than attend school virtually. 

 

The only requirements are that teams commit to working on their company full-time from September through Spring of 2021, and that at least one member of the team is taking a gap year to build the company (undergrad/grad students and dropouts are welcome). They are also interested in funding international students, irrespective of visa status. Read about the launch of the program from these news sources: Protocol, Forbes, Business Insider, and The New York Times


You can learn more about the program here, and teams can apply directly at contrarycap.com/gap-year.

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