Welcome to The Center's fellowship application page.

The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University (CBA) is designed to accomplish two things: first, to bring to the art of ballet new ideas and the full resources of a major research university; second, to bring ballet into the university as a serious subject of study and research—to define it as a field in the history of culture.

While ballet remains at the core of our mission, CBA’s inherently multidisciplinary nature has led us to grow up around and beyond it: we have become an international research institute for the performing arts organized around dance.

The CBA Fellowship Program awards residencies to artists and scholars across disciplines to work on projects that expand the way we think about the history, practice, and performance of dance. Applicants are not required to be experts in ballet or dance, but must have an interest in engaging with the art. The fellowship provides space, a stipend, and time to pursue rigorous work. Fellows also gain new colleagues and a broad community of artists and scholars, two communities that do not often meet.

Applicants must submit all application through the Apply submission portal. Applicants may save applications in process and return to the application at any time until they choose to submit the application.

Complete information on our fellowships can be found on our website.

The deadline for the 2021 - 2022 academic year fellowship application is November 2nd, 2020 at 9:00am EST. All application materials including recommendation forms must be submitted by the deadline.

Decisions on applications will be announced in March 2021.

Information sessions:

We invite you to join a webinar session:

Friday, October 2 at 10:00- 11:00am EST
Friday, October 23 at 10:00 - 11:00am EST

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