Fellowships

The Caribbean Cultural Institute (CCI) Fellowship program fosters art projects and research that advance Caribbean art and scholarship. Through a series of research and artistic fellowships, the initiative cultivates new ideas that challenge traditional conceptions of Caribbean art, generates innovative study on the region, and reflects upon the contemporary state of Caribbean art and thought. This program is for artists, cultural practitioners, and scholars from the Caribbean and the Caribbean diaspora whose projects would benefit from access to PAMM’s institutional resources. 

Applicants based in the state of Florida are also encouraged to apply for the Local Research or Artist Fellowship. Depending on each proposal’s needs, the program will provide between $5,000 and $10,000 to develop each fellowship project. This amount will cover stipends and projectrelated costs. Projects must be realized during Fall 2021 and Winter 2022.   

CCI Fellows are encouraged to participate in PAMM-sponsored events and engage with the local community through public programs related to each fellow’s personal practice and interests. 

Applications for the 2021 CCI Fellowship programs are now CLOSED. 

Fellowship Guidelines

2021 CCI Artist Fellowship

This fellowship is open to Caribbean artists and cultural practitioners, either based in the region or living in the diaspora. It is open to artists at any stage of their careers and to those working across disciplines and media. This is an opportunity for the development of artistic practice via studio work, institutional collaborations, and/or public programs. Artists interested in developing specific projects or ideas are encouraged to apply. The CCI will provide access to PAMM’s curatorial resources, networks, and institutional support. Partnerships and collaborations with local or regional institutions are encouraged. 

2021 CCI Research Fellowship 

This fellowship is open to Caribbean researchers, scholars, or curators at any stage in their careers who are based the Caribbean region or its diasporaAn applicant’s research or practice should advance the study of visual culture and contemporary art in the Caribbean region and/or its diaspora. The Fellows will be able to develop their own research, and are encouraged to engage with PAMM’s Caribbean art collection. The CCI will support object-led research into PAMM’s Caribbean art collection in order to further scholarship on the visual arts of the region and share the collection with broader audiences. The Fellows will produce text about their research, which will be published on the CCI website.

2021 CCI Florida-based Artist Fellowship 

This program is open to Caribbean artists and cultural practitioners based in the state of Florida at any stage of their careers and working in range of disciplines and media. This is an opportunity for the development of artistic practice via studio work, institutional collaborations, and/or public programs. Artists interested in developing specific projects or ideas are encouraged to apply. The CCI will provide access to PAMM’s curatorial resources, networks, and institutional support. Partnerships and collaborations with local or regional institutions are encouraged. 

2021 CCI Florida-based Research Fellowship 

This fellowship is open to Caribbean researchers, scholars, or curators based in the state of Florida at any stage in their careersAn applicant’s research or practice should advance the study of visual culture and contemporary art in the Caribbean region and/or its diaspora. The Fellows will be able to develop their own research and are encouraged to engage with PAMM’s Caribbean art collection. The CCI will support object-led research into PAMM’s Caribbean art collection in order to further scholarship on the visual arts of the region and share the collection with broader audiences. The Fellows will produce text focused on PAMM’s collection, which will be published on the CCI website. 

2020 CCI Fellowships

The first iteration of the CCI Fellowships was launched in the fall of 2020 with a pilot program focused on art production and research on Caribbean contemporary art practicesAdapting to the current landscape, the inaugural fellowship program combined virtual engagements with local and international partnerships. The recipients of the inaugural CCI Fellowship are Ronald Cyrille (Artist Fellowship) in collaboration with Mémorial ACTe in Guadeloupe, and Julián Sánchez-González (Research Fellowship). 

Artist Fellowship

During the fellowship, Ronald Cyrille had a studio for art production at Mémorial ACTe, Centre Caribeén d’Expressions et de Mémoire de la Traite et de l’Esclavagein Guadaloupe, where he created a series of artworks that will be part of an upcoming exhibition and publication organized by Mémorial ACTe. PAMM facilitated meetings between the artist and international curators and scholars, commissioned texts about his practice, and provided financial support for the residency at Mémorial ACTe.  

 

To read more about Cyrille’s work, click here 

Research Fellowship

Julián Sánchez-González’s fellowship followed a hybrid model, which included remote research in Bogotá and a short-term visit to Miami. During the fellowship, Sánchez-González was able to engage firsthand with artworks from PAMM’s collection and establish connections with the local artistic community. Additionally, PAMM arranged virtual conversations between the researcher and international scholars.  

 

To read more about Sánchez-González’s work, click here