The Urban Culture Institute Fellowship Program
The Urban Culture Institute Fellowship Program foments the organization’s role as a professional practice engaged in interdisciplinary dialog, research, writing and education. Our intellectually rigorous fellowship provides a framework for connecting Fellows with the Institute's existing, ongoing programs and academic discourse, employing best practice standards for public art, cultural planning, placemaking and related fields.
Fellows are invited to join the Urban Culture Institute’s team to work on ongoing projects and initiatives or propose their own, independent research projects. Fellows work with Dr. Christina Lanzl, a co-founder of the Urban Culture Institute and adjunct faculty for theories of urban design with a focus on placemaking at the Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Interested candidates send an email identifying a planned area of research or project proposal, along with a current resume and a portfolio of previous work or a writing sample.
The fellowship program offers networking opportunities, professional feedback, logistics and administrative support. Potential research areas at the core of the Urban Culture Institute’s activities, interests and research include:
• Arts and cultural programming in public places
• All aspects of temporary and permanent public art
• Cultural planning
• Quality of life issues
• Sustainable approaches and materials for the built environment
• Partnerships and public participation
• Community development
• Project-based learning