Marion International Fellowship for the Visual and Performing Arts

2018 Call for Proposals

Marion International Fellowship 

for the Visual and Performing Arts

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 Jessica KahoskaPreston Allen

For bio's and information on the current Marion International Fellows click:  Jessica Kahkoska and Preston Allen .  They will visit Fredonia's campus in the Fall of 2018, with their musical director, Madeline Smith and Project Director, Sammi Cannold, for a workshop/residency.  The project,  “The Untitled Agent 355 Project” is a rock musical theatre exploration of the mysterious female member of the Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution. Reimagining prominent colonial women of the Revolutionary period as a punk-rock girl band, Allen and Kahkoska are interested in creating a musical theatre exploration of heritage, fear, resistance, and mystery. Allen and Kahkoska are emerging theatre artists in New York City, and intend to use the Marion International Fellowship create an innovative, subversive musical theatre piece. 

We are now accepting applications for the 2018-19 Marion International Fellowship for the Visual and Performing Arts. The deadline for receipt of materials is March 31, 2018. 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 2018 at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York, click here for 2018 weekly themes and events.  The journey must include a residency at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, and conclude in October 2019 with a presentation about the work or demonstration of the work-in-progress at the State University of New York at Fredonia. This creative journey must include at least one additional Circle member organization: the Alley Theater of Houston or the Alberta College of Art and Design.  We are not currently supporting projects at the Springboard Schools of Egypt.

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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.