Akhil Sharma is pleased to announce a new book. A Life of Adventure and Delight (W.W.Norton & Co.) will be available in July. Akhil Sharma was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fiction in 2015.
Archiving Eden explores the role of seed banks and their preservation efforts in the face of climate change, the extinction of natural species, and decreased agricultural diversity. Dornith Doherty's Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography (2012) supported her work on this project. Follow this link to listen to an interview (Yale radio). Follow this link for more information about Archiving Eden.
On Saturday, May 6, the Ellison Center at the University of Washington and the University Library sponsored a symposium dedicated to the work of Guggenheim Fellow William C. Brumfield (Russian History, 2000). The symposium discussed the role of documentation in the study of Russian architecture in relation to other cultures. The event was held in conjunction with an exhibit of Brumfield's photographs, Architecture at the End of the Earth. The symposium also featured the public launch of an archival site--the William Brumfield Russian Architecture Digital Collection--funded in part by NEH and supported by the University of Washington Libraries.
Catch the New York premiere of All The Rage, a film by Michael Galinsky, Guggenheim Fellow in Film (2012), and Suki Hawley. All the Rage opens on June 23, at Cinema Village, with screenings Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 1,3,5,7, & 9pm daily. The filmmakers and special guests will hold Q&As after every show. Follow this link to view the trailer. Click on this link to pre-order tickets.
Benjamin Reiss is pleased to announce his new book, Wild Nights: How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World (Basic Books, 2017). Follow this link to read the article in the Los Angeles Times. Benjamin Reiss was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in American Literature in 2015.
“Zone” is the second and final event of Sound, Space, Simulation, and features a collaborative multi-media installation by Alec Hall, Guggenheim Fellow in Music Composition, 2017, and the New York architecture collective : based on Hall’s documentary trip to factories of the Shenzhen SEZ in late 2015. Follow this link to read the press release.
Diane Coburn Bruning, Guggenheim Fellow in Choreography, 2002, founded Chamber Dance Project, dancers & musicians in New York in 2000 as a project-based company of dancers and musicians performing new and contemporary repertoire by Diane and other choreographers and composers in New York seasons and on tour. Ballet Brass & Song will feature the world premiere of the ballet Songs by Cole, with a live jazz trio performing Cole Porter's beloved songs. Follow this link for more information about tickets and performance times.
Infinite Garden, curated by Emma Lavigne and Helene Meisel, creates an organic, earthly and solar scenery where the visitor wanders among the installations of the exhibition. Among the artists included are Valeska Soares, Fellow in Fine Arts, 1996, and Stan Brakhage, Fellow in Film, 1977. Read the press release.
Join Edward Hirsch for a discussion about the role of art in civic engagement. Tune in to the live, interactive discussion on June 8, at 9 AM EDT. Read the press release.
Follow this link to view photographs taken at the reception honoring the 2017 Guggenheim Fellows in the United States and Canada. You may also view images of the reception by visiting our Facebook page.
An application consists of the completed online form, together with three supporting documents submitted in PDF format. Follow the links below to apply online.
What are Guggenheim Fellowships?
Guggenheim Fellowships are grants to selected individuals made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months.
What is the amount of a grant?
The amounts of grants vary, and the Foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project
When is the deadline?
The deadline for the United States and Canada competition is September 19.