Sunday, May 18, 2008

3-week arts journalism fellowship

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and The Getty Foundation are offering a three-week arts journalism fellowship in November 2008. Six to seven arts journalists will be selected.

“Based in Los Angeles, the fellowship is a total immersion experience that includes attending as many as 23 performances, art exhibitions and architectural sites,” the announcement states. “Participants will visit private studios, rehearsal rooms, architectural firms and art schools providing many behind-the-scene opportunities to meet renowned artists, arts administrators and accomplished journalists face-to-face.”

The international program, now in its 7th year, is available for mid-career arts editors, critics and reporters from print, radio, television and online who cover the performing and visual arts, architecture, literature, entertainment and pop culture. They can be generalists or specialists. Staff writers, editors and freelancers and self-employed Web journalists alike are welcome to apply.

The program covers most expenses, including: roundtrip travel to and from Los Angeles, hotel, most meals, reading materials, Internet access in your hotel room and transportation within Los Angeles.The application must be postmarked by June 16.

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