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Pedagogies of Site Fellowship
Dia Chelsea, 2024–25

Application deadline: Open until filled

September 2024–May 2025
$2,500 stipend

About Dia Art Foundation

Based in New York, Dia Art Foundation is committed to advancing, realizing, and preserving the vision of artists. A nonprofit founded in 1974, Dia collects the work of some of the most renowned artists of the last half-century, presents long-term, site-specific projects, executes new commissions, and produces scholarly publications related to its exhibitions and collection.

Learning at Dia is founded on the idea that art is an active, self-determined experience. Since their inception in 1993 in New York, learning programs have offered space for the collective curiosity and inquiry of artists, educators, and learners to be in critical exchange at Dia.

For more about Dia’s constellation of sites, exhibitions, and programs of engagement, visit our website.

About the fellowship

Fellowships at Dia offer emerging artists, educators, and cultural producers in the suggested age range of 18–25 exposure to and practice in being both the author and protagonist of their own creative, intellectual, and professional trajectories. With cohorts alternating between Dia Beacon and Dia Chelsea, the Fellowship explores the potential for meaningful learning experiences at the intersection of contemporary art, experimental pedagogy, and community engagement.

The Pedagogies of Site Fellowship invites an exploration of site-based creative praxis in pursuit of meaningful learning experiences. How does site, in the fullness of its sociohistorical, geological, and material dimensions, hold knowledge and space as an ever-present actor? Through observation, research, and exchange, the cohort will collectively engage with site, considering its role in relationship to each fellow’s individual practice, as well as the history, present, and potentiality of Dia Art Foundation’s Learning and Engagement program.

Fellowship elements

  • Individualized mentorship from Dia artists, educators, and staff
  • An inclusive and co-created peer-learning community
  • Access to artists, materials, and community spaces
  • Direct engagement with Dia’s Learning and Engagement programs

Dia will host a virtual information session on the 2024–25 Pedagogies of Site Fellowship on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 4–5 pm; register here.

Fellowship details

Department: Learning and Engagement

Cohort: eight fellows, suggested age 18–25

Duration: September 2024–May 2025

Schedule:

  • Monthly cohort session: One Friday per month at Dia Chelsea; select sessions will take place offsite and with extended hours
  • Monthly mentorship meetings
  • Monthly program engagement

Stipend: $2,500, to be disbursed in two payments of $1,250 in January and May 2025

Selection criteria

Dia invites applications for the Pedagogies of Site Fellowship from young people in the suggested age range of 18–25 who have an interest in contemporary art, experimental pedagogy, and community engagement, and who seek opportunities to deepen their individual creative or pedagogical practice in collaboration with peers and within the context of Dia Art Foundation and its Learning and Engagement department.

The selection process is open and competitive; application materials are assessed on the thoughtfulness and quality of work submitted as well as demonstrated potential to thrive in a collaborative and self-determinative peer community.

Application process

To apply, please complete the online application, linked here. You will be asked to submit the following:

  1. A letter of intent in audio, video, or written form
  2. A creative response to one of three prompts in any form or medium
  3. Optional supplemental materials

See application for full details.

Applications will be accepted through Sunday, June 9, 2024. Interviews and fellowship positions will be offered on a rolling basis; applicants are encouraged to apply early. 

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