The goal of the Mellon Indigenous Arts Faculty Fellows program is to offer UVA faculty the opportunity to pursue creative and scholarly projects in the arts. These Mellon Arts Fellows will be able to forge new research initiatives with the University's museums and their collections, and jointly organize workshops, exhibitions and courses on interdisciplinary themes related to global Indigenous arts. Mellon Arts Fellows will be partially released from teaching and will be expected to develop a course based on the research they conduct during their fellowship.
Former and current arts fellows come from a broad range of disciplines. Their fellowship activities include working closely with the curators and collections at the UVA Museums, bringing guest artists and scholars to Grounds, and organizing symposiums around Indigenous studies themes. Check out their projects below: