HKETO-NY Arts Fellows

This program is made possible through a special partnership with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETO-NY). The two selected fellows will receive project funding, housing, a basic living stipend, a peer mentor, an arts faculty mentor, domestic trips, and round-trip flight from Hong Kong to New Haven. Applications for the 2016-2017 fellowship term are available for download now, and the deadline for submitting applications is Sunday, September 18, Hong Kong time. More about applying >

Fellowship Experience

The two HKETO-NY Arts Fellows will spend six months in the United States based in New Haven, Connecticut. The two selected fellows will receive project funding, housing, a basic living stipend, a peer mentor, an arts faculty mentor, domestic trips, and round-trip flight from Hong Kong to New Haven. Visit our Virtual Info Session for more details.

Fellows are expected to be self-reliant and actively pursue relationships with other artists, peers, and advocates. Yale-China pairs each fellow with a faculty mentor at Yale to help guide the fellows as they develop their projects and deepen their connections.

We invite artists of any discipline to consider becoming a fellow, which means joining the ranks of the outstanding Yale-China Fellows who build trust, share culture, and form friendships over the course of their lives.

Service-Learning: Community Engagement and Growth through Reflection

Service-Learning opportunities provide fellows with experience in engaging communities, providing specialized services to those who would otherwise not have access, and reflecting on these interactions as a means for personal growth. Fellows meet with staff weekly to discuss these experiences and to receive program guidance during their time in the United States.

The Project: A Means to Creative Transpacific Collaboration

The fellows will propose an artistic project to develop over the course of his/her residency in New Haven. This project should reflect an interest of the artist and contribute in some way to the local culture in Hong Kong. This project will develop through workshops, reconstructions, rehearsals, and other applicable refinement techniques to reach a stage of maturity that can be presented at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Arts & Ideas staff will advise fellows on the production process throughout the program.

After the six-month residency in the United States, the fellow presents at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Projects will vary depending on the artistic discipline, but they should follow the general guidelines listed below.

▪ Project should engage an audience or community as a primary or secondary focus
▪ Fellow should collaborate with others to achieve project goals
▪ Project should consider implementation without additional funding support
▪ Project should consider resources in New Haven as well as in Hong Kong

2016-2017 Timeline

Summer 2016: Apply and interview
October 2016: Visas and pre-departure orientations
January 2017: Orientation and arrival in New Haven
January- May 2017: Take classes, work with mentors, attend events
June 2017: Showcase in International Festival of Arts & Ideas (IFAI) and attend premiere of senior Yale-China Arts Fellows


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