Apply to the Program

Applications are now closed for the Fall 2022 cohort.

Visit our frequently asked questions below. For additional questions or more info, contact us at asj@emory.edu.

Participating faculty members work together with partnered ASJ artist fellows to design a project that reflects on racial or other inequities, and to embed their project into one of the faculty member’s existing syllabi on any topic. 

ASJ Fellows receive a summer stipend and a salary in the fall, and each faculty/ASJ Fellow pair receives funding to cover materials and other expenses for their project. Fellows decide together how to incorporate their project into their syllabus, as well as the nature and frequency of the ASJ Fellow’s engagement with the class.

Emory faculty from all divisions of the university are encouraged to apply. Artist applicants should be local to Atlanta and demonstrate an interest in advancing racial and social justice through their work. The Arts and Social Justice Fellowship program will determine faculty and artist pairings. 

We anticipate courses to be in person for Fall 2022 with the understanding of the possibility of courses transitioning online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please note that we have a mandatory meet and greet orientation and monthly meetings on a weekday evening for the duration of the program. There will be a culminating project showcase and community conversation in December. Official dates and times will be shared with invited participants.

Faculty FAQ

Yes, only faculty at Emory University are eligible to apply and participate.

No. Faculty from all areas of the university are encouraged to apply.

Yes. We have found it to be successful when co-teaching faculty  apply and participate in the program together.

  • Engage respectfully with your fellow and the cohort
  • Be open to this collaboration
  • Welcome gathering and mixer event in May
  • Participation in one mid-semester panel event
  • Monthly cohort meetings
  • Attendance at a closing project showcase

Accepted faculty and fellows will have the opportunity to engage at a welcome mixer and rank preferences. Ultimately, the ASJ team will make pairing decisions with your preferences in mind.

Please update your course in the course catalog prior to Fall registration to state the following:

This is course is in the Arts and Social Justice Fellows program for the Fall 2022 semester. Students will have the opportunity to work with an Atlanta artist and explore social justice issues relevant to the course topic. 

You and your fellow will work together to find ways to incorporate the artist’s involvement. There will be a project showcase at the end of the semester which we hope will include student participation in either the process and/or performance.

We have found courses in block schedule to be a challenge therefore preference will be given to classes with a standard semester schedule. (If applicable)

At this time, the fellowship only accepts courses happening in the Fall semester.

Artist FAQ

Atlanta-based artists who have a passion or experience in arts activism. Artists do not need to have a master’s degree to participate. Artistic mediums can include but are not limited to: visual arts, performing arts, architecture, arts administration, cooking, writing, design, production, comedy, illusion, fashion, film, etc. 

Fellows will receive part-time temporary appointment at Emory University beginning September 1 and finish December 31, 2022.  To prepare for the Fall 2022 semester, fellows are expected to collaborate with their faculty partner over the summer for an additional stipend.

Fellows will receive a summer stipend of $2,000.00. Beginning in September, fellows will receive pay equivalent to an adjunct instructor, paid in four monthly installments. This fellowship does not offer room and board.

Each fellow will have a $1,000 budget to go towards supplies and guest speakers. All expenses must go through the ASJ program, any remaining funds not spent will remain with the program. Reimbursements must be approved in writing prior to spending. 

Classes are in-person on Emory’s campuses. The fellowship will follow Emory University COVID protocol. Although these courses are intended to happen in person, there may be a shift to online.

You can access the parking map here.

Fellows will be given visitor validations tickets to park on campus without paying out of pocket.

The ASJ program will continue community programming in the Spring and Summer. Artists will be invited for select projects with additional compensation.

Artists and the ASJ program will have shared ownership. All materials made must have the ASJ logo on it. More information will be provided on the agreement letter.

Accepted faculty and fellows will have the opportunity to engage at a mixer and rank preferences. Ultimately, the ASJ team will make pairing decisions with your preferences in mind.

Engage respectfully with your fellow and the cohort

Be open to this collaboration

Welcome gathering and mixer event in evening of May 4

Participation in one mid-semester panel event

Monthly cohort meetings

Attendance at a closing project showcase in mid December

Artists are not expected to attend every single class session in the course. Artists and faculty will agree on class attendance and levels of engagement prior to the start of the semester. Historically, some artists choose to attend every class session, and other artists visit select classes and engage with students outside of class time.