"With these powerful arts resources, we are breaking the chains of trauma — turning them into links of community and connection.”

MARTINE PHILIPPE, AWBW COMMUNITY ART ACTION MANAGER

Social Justice Fellowship Program

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Art has always been an accessible tool for communication, raising awareness about social issues and affecting positive change.

At A Window Between Worlds, we believe in centering art as a powerful tool for initiating dialogue, raising awareness about social issues, and affecting lasting change.

By empowering community-based leadership, our Social Justice Fellowship Program cultivates the leadership and lived experience of our fellows to innovate collective art actions in communities across the country and abroad.

The AWBW Social Justice Fellowship consists of:

  • A unique year-long personal and professional development opportunity for emerging social justice leaders, including cohort and individual meetings
  • Access to arts resources that create powerful connections that bridge across bias, both for the fellowship year and after
  • Scholarship-funded two-day AWBW Facilitator Training and Art Supply Stipend

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2022 COHORT

APPLY

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2022 COHORT

Please fill out the form below to be notified when the next application cycle opens.

Visit our frequently asked questions below for more info. For additional questions, contact us at fellowships@awbw.org

  • SOCIAL JUSTICE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM INTEREST

FAQs

EXPERIENCE & ELIGIBILITY

No, participants are not required to have a formal leadership position in their work or volunteer roles, but should be able to demonstrate their interest in further developing their leadership skills.

No, experience in the not-for-profit and public sectors, or experience in a role with an explicit social mandate, is not a requirement.

No. All applicants are welcome regardless of educational background.

While our organization is based in the Los Angeles area, our network of 750+ Windows Facilitators live all across the nation and abroad.  You are not required to live locally. You should, however, have a meaningful connection to the community you serve.

Please only apply once per application cycle.

Here are some qualities that contribute to a competitive application:

  • Time and capacity to attend online sessions and commit to fellowship work
  • Diverse skill sets, backgrounds and experiences
  • Commitment to driving social justice change
    Strong relationships and experience with the community/organization you plan to work with
  • Curiosity and openness to learning
    Personal and professional development goals for the Fellowship
  • Strong interest in working on the issues that are central to advancing social justice

All applications must be for one person only.  During the Fellowship, you will have the opportunity to collaborate and work with other fellows.

FUNDING

No. There are no fees for the AWBW Social Justice Fellowship. Your $1500 AWBW Facilitator Training scholarship  is supported by private donors.

The AWBW Social Justice Fellowship offers stipends to reduce the expense of art supplies for individuals served. Applications will be available during the last quarter of  the Fellowship.

PROGRAM DATES & TIMING

The AWBW Social Justice Fellowship runs from June 2022 to May 2023.

Fellowship activities include:

  • Mandatory two-day Facilitator Training
  • Introductory & Quarterly Cohort Meetings
  • Bi-monthly status and support sessions with AWBW Staff
  • Culminating vision session recording

Fellows will work collaboratively and therefore must be able to meet regularly with the cohort throughout the year-long Fellowship.

Successful candidates will receive a comprehensive program schedule prior to the first session.

No. All of our sessions will be held via Zoom.

Fellows will sit for recorded interviews during the last quarter of the fellowship year, reflecting on the arc of their progress as facilitators.

Fellowship applications are reviewed and scored by a review committee composed of AWBW stakeholders. Each Application is reviewed separately by multiple panel members. AWBW is committed to  producing a diverse fellowship that is considerate of the balance of  sector distribution, geographical location and demographics when finalizing application decisions.