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2021 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 2021 cycle of the 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.

Applicants must be 1st- or 2nd-year fieldwork students in good standing with the CLIE Program. The fellowship offers between $1,000 and $4,250 to accepted applicants. 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. Students are encouraged to engage in research about Magdalena Abakanowicz’s life and art for their applications and, especially, during the fellowship period in preparation for the final report.

All grant application materials (application, essay) must be received in the Office of Alumni Relations by June 20th, 2021
by email ( or by mail (PGIAA 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 728, Montecito, CA 93108).

Successful applicants will be announced July 5th, 2021.

Information Sessions (in class via Zoom)

  • For 1st-Year Students: Tuesday 3/30 at 11:30 am PST
  • For 2nd-Year Students: Wednesday 5/19 at 4:15 pm PST

Applicants are encouraged to thoroughly review the selection criteria and follow closely the guidelines outlined on the application form. For complete information, see the 2021 Abakanowicz Fellowship Application Information page here.

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