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Georgian Studies Program Calls for Artist in Residence

The three-week residency allows a Georgian filmmaker to engage with the Harvard community in spring 2024. Application deadline is Dec. 15.

The Davis Center’s Program on Georgian Studies is pleased to announce a new artist-in-residence initiative that will allow a Georgian filmmaker to conduct a short-term visit to Harvard’s campus in spring 2024. While in Cambridge, the artist will be able to engage with Harvard faculty, students, and scholars, participate in cultural-exchange programming on and potentially off campus, and present their work to the Davis Center community. Participation will be determined by a competitive selection process. Additional details are below.

Program details:

  • Provisional dates for the period in residence will be March 18-April 8. 
  • The position is eligible for J-exchange visitor visa sponsorship (assuming the applicant does not already have U.S. employment authorization). Once selected, the candidate will have to cover the cost of their visa and provide proof of U.S. insurance coverage for the duration of their stay. 
  • A stipend of $8,000 is available to cover the cost of airfare, accommodations, and other incidentals. The participant is responsible for finding their own accommodation.

Program requirements:

  • Candidates must be prepared to:
    • Conduct two presentations at the Davis Center in English;
    • Engage with Harvard students, including through a Harvard course that focuses on Georgia;
    • Design a short Georgian film series to be shown during their stay at the Davis Center.

Application details:

  • Applications consist of:
    • A one-page personal statement (in English) explaining why you are interested in participating in the program;
    • A short sample of your filmography; and
    • A CV/resume that both details your experience in film and attests to your fluency in English.
  • Deadline: Dec. 15, 2023; late applications will not be considered. 
  • Applications should be submitted by email to Allison Hart, program coordinator for the Georgian Studies Program, at ahart@fas.harvard.edu
  • The email subject line should read: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE APPLICATION – [YOUR NAME]
  • Accepted applicants will be notified by Jan. 3, 2024.

Program Coordinator, Educator Outreach and Program on Georgian Studies

Allison supports the Davis Center's Program on Georgian Studies, as well as K-14 Educator Outreach programming.