Marion International Fellowship for the Visual and Performing Arts

2017-18 Applications Now Being Accepted

  • 2016-17 Fellow, Juanita Rockwell will present her work during the 2017 Fredonia Homecoming Weekend.  Learn more about her work here
  • Learn more about the Marion International Fellowship here.

We are now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Marion International Fellowship for the Visual and Performing Arts.  The deadline for receipt of materials is March 31, 2017.  The Marion Fellowship was created to connect several organizations which have been generously supported by Cathy and Jesse Marion.  It is designed to support an artistic journey through which a creative project is developed. Selected fellows will demonstrate outstanding achievement and high professional potential in the arts.  The Fellowship award is up to $18,000, which may be used for materials, travel, lodging, per diem expenses, and technical or collaborative assistance, including a personal stipend up to $5,000.

Time Frame

The journey begins in summer 2017 at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York, includes a residency at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, and concludes in October 2018 with a presentation about the work or demonstration of the work-in-progress at the State University of New York at Fredonia.   The creative journey must include at least one additional Circle member organization: the Alley Theater of Houston or the Alberta College of Art and Design. (Unfortunately, we are not currently supporting projects at the Springboard Schools of Egypt.)

Who May Apply

Applicants must be current or former affiliates of one or more of the Marion Circle member organizations, in roles such as artistic or professional staff, faculty, fellows, or artists-in-residence.  See application form for specific eligibility details.

How to Apply

Full details are available on the submission web site.  For questions about eligibility or further details, contact Ralph Blasting, Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts, State University of New York at Fredonia:, 716-673-3174.