Fellowships for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers

Funding Agency:
American Antiquarian Society

The American Antiquarian Society offers visiting fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, film makers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history, literature, and culture. Successful applicants are those whose work is for the general public rather than for academic or educational audiences.

The fellowships will provide the recipients with the opportunity for a period of uninterrupted research, reading, and collegial discussion at the Society, located in Worcester, Massachusetts. At least three fellowships will be awarded for residence of four weeks at the Society at any time during the period January 1 through December 31.

Deadline: Oct. 5, 2023

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Fellowship projects may include (but are not limited to):

  • historical novels
  • performance of historical music or drama
  • poetry
  • documentary films
  • television programs
  • radio broadcasts
  • plays and libretti
  • screenplays
  • magazine or newspaper articles
  • costume designs
  • set designs
  • illustrations and other graphic arts
  • book designs
  • sculpture
  • paintings
  • other works of fine and applied art
  • non-fiction works of history designed for general audiences of adults or children



Amount Description

For fellows who reside on campus in the Society’s scholars' housing, located next to the main library building, the stipend will have the room fee deducted from the $2,000 stipend. (Room fees range from $700 to $500 per month.)

The stipend will be $2,000 for fellows residing off campus. Fellows will not be paid a travel allowance.

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Junior Faculty
Post Doctoral Fellows


Arts & Humanities

External Deadline

October 5, 2023