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2020 Abakanowicz Community and Ecological Fieldwork and Research Fellowship

The Abakanowicz Arts and Culture Charitable Foundation (AACCF),in collaboration with the Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Alumni Association, is pleased to announce the first annual Abakanowicz Community and Ecological Fieldwork and Research Fellowship.

AACCF was established in 2018 to promote the legacy of Magdalena Abakanowicz and to fund programs that investigate concepts of human creativity, the role of art as a visual language within cultures and a dynamic force within contemporary society, and the intersection of art and other modes of inquiry for the purposes of extending the meaning and relevance of Magdalena Abakanowicz’s art and its underlying ideas.

Application for the inaugural grant will be extended to 2nd-year fieldwork students in good standing within the Community, Liberation, Indigenous, and Eco-Psychologies M.A./Ph.D. specialization at Pacifica Graduate Institute. The fellowship includes an offering of approximately $8,500 total to fund two to three students. Applicants must submit a brief essay outlining the relevance of their fieldwork and research to the mission of the Abakanowicz Arts and Cultural Charitable Foundation (see Selection Criteria) and agree to submit a short report at the end of the fellowship period (Winter 2021).  Students are encouraged to engage in research about Magdalena Abakanowicz’s life and art.

All grant application materials (application, essay) must be received in the Office of Alumni Relations by July 3, 2020 by email ( or by mail (PGIAA 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 728, Montecito, CA 93108).

Successful applicants will be announced July 15, 2020.

Applicants are encouraged to thoroughly review the selection criteria and follow closely the guidelines outlined on the application form.

For complete information, see the 2020 Abakanowicz Community and Ecological Fieldwork and Research Fellowship page here.

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