for help/funding for making a Web Cuaderno:
Hemispheric Institute is committed to helping members develop web cuadernos
for this site that contribute to the understanding of how performance
and politics intersect in the Americas. Contact us to submit materials,
or for help designing the cuaderno itself. A limited number of small grants
and awards are available to help members develop cuadernos on their own.
Research Fellowships and Awards: $1,500 - $2,000
Grants and awards
are available to Hemispheric Institute Members to support primary
research projects related to the Hemispheric Institute·s exploration
of the relationship between expressive behavior and social and political
life in the Americas. In keeping with the Institute·s objective
of providing an open resource for scholars, artists and activists, the
goal of these awards is to help members prepare and curate materials that
will make a significant contribution to our public on-line archive.
The projects may
include but are not limited to: the development and creation of a web
cuaderno*, the creation of a digital photo archive, the development of
activist actions and writings; the preparation of an artistic performance
or other artwork; academic research and fieldwork, projects that cross
boundaries between traditional scholarship, activism, or art-making. Funds
are also available for the digitization of previously compiled or completed
work. The scope and form of such contribution can vary widely, depending
on the project, the genre, and any relevant copyright concerns.
The primary language
of the archival contribution will typically be in Spanish, Portuguese,
or English. Once selected, fellowship/award recipients will be advised
on final submission format, specific language, copyright, and other technical
issues regarding their archival contribution.
- Applicants must
be Hemispheric Institute Members. Institute members are students,
faculty, or members of any current member Institutions; past or present
students of Hemispheric Institute courses; past participants of Hemispheric
- Applicants must
have a well defined project that is compatible with the goals and interests
of the Institute.
projects are eligible. Each member should submit a CV and provide an
explanation of their specific role in the project.
Terms of Award:
Projects are to be planned and completed by December 31, 2004.
A complete application must include:
1. Two- to three-page
project proposal outlining overall research goals
2. A detailed curriculum
vitae of researcher
3. One-page archival
4. A detailed budget
5. Letter of recommendation
from a person best qualified to comment on the value of the project and
the background and skills of the applicant.
should be sent electronically (as an attachment) in English, Spanish,
or Portuguese to Jill Lane, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about the fellowship should be directed first to Ayanna Lee,
Assistant Director of the Hemispheric Institute, at email@example.com.
on or before December 1, 2003
Decisions announced in or before February 2, 2004
are on-line curations of multi-media materials focused on particular topics
and/or bodies of work relating to performance and politics in the Americas.
They contain combinations of photos, videos, texts, hyperlinks, bibliographies,
and audio recordings, each piece gathered to explore a specific topic.
The collections are based on a loose scaffolding or outline designed to
make connections between disciplines, to serve as a research resource
for artists and scholars, and to solicit exchange and additional materials.
We currently have
the following cuadernos on our site: Grupo
Cultural Yuyachkani from Peru, DanzAbierta
from Cuba, H.I.J.O.S.
from Argentina, Los
Rumbos de la Rumba,
Capital Places (about Plaza Italia in Santiago, Chile), and Holy
Terrors: Latin American Women Perform. Click on the name of each cuaderno
to view it.