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Library Company of Philadelphia Francis Johnson Fellowships

Francis Johnson Fellowships: Applications due March 1

Calling all performing artists, musicians, actors, visual artists, and other creative scholars and practitioners! America’s oldest cultural institution, the Library Company of Philadelphia welcomes applications for a new grant that seeks to engage our African American history collections critically and creatively.

The newly-launched Francis Johnson Fellowships will support two fellows—one creative practitioner and one academic humanist—who will delve into the compositions of one of the most popular black composers prior to the American Civil War, Francis Johnson.

These fellows will be encouraged to collaborate as they explore a manuscript book of 80 compositions (many unpublished) as well as other printed materials held at both the Library Company and at the Kislak Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Each Francis Johnson Fellow will receive a stipend of $5000 to support research this summer; a $2500 research fund to be defined by the fellow and program director; travel expenses (up to $500); and lodging at the Library Company’s Cassatt House residence for four to eight weeks.

To apply, email a proposal (no more than 1000 words) plus a preliminary budget and timeline, resume, or c.v., and one letter of reference to wfenton@librarycompany.org by March 1.

For more information, visit the Francis Johnson Fellowship webpage (https://librarycompany.org/francis-johnson-fellowships) or email Will Fenton at wfenton@librarycompany.org.

Drawing from the Collection: An NGA Edit-a-Thon Celebrating Works on Paper, November 16

>Join the National Gallery of Art’s celebration of the addition of 53,000 images of works of their art to Wikimedia Commons. Edit-a-thon participants will be encouraged to make use of more than 22,000 images of works on paper from the Gallery’s collection. The program will include a visit to the Study Room for European prints and drawings to view highlights from the Gallery’s holdings.

No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary; training will be provided. Reference materials from the library’s collection will be readily available. Lunch will be offered. Laptops are required. Please bring your own. Wikimedia DC has two laptops to loan. Reserve one by emailing info@wikimediadc.org. Any other questions? Email library@nga.gov.

Space is limited, so register here to participate: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drawing-from-the-collection-an-nga-edit-a-thon-celebrating-works-on-paper-tickets-73109862567

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