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U-M announces Knight-Wallace Arts Journalism Fellowship

The University Record

The University of Michigan Arts Initiative and the Wallace House Center for Journalists have created a Knight-Wallace Arts Journalism Fellowship for the 2024-25 academic year.

This specialized fellowship is designed to underscore the importance of arts reporting and criticism in American journalism.

The Knight-Wallace Arts Journalism Fellowship will provide professional development opportunities and engagement with leading scholars, creators and innovators in the arts.

The inaugural fellow will be a member of the Knight-Wallace Fellowship, now celebrating its 50th year, and a member of U-M’s campuswide Arts Initiative, which seeks to illuminate and expand human connections, inspire collaborative creativity and build a more just and equitable world through the arts.

“The mission of the Arts Initiative includes energizing and nurturing the arts on campus and in our state,” said Interim Executive Director Mark Clague. “This not only means making art happen, but it means inspiring a robust critical dialogue about creative work and its meanings — its joy, humanity, and challenges to our beliefs and understandings.

“The new Knight-Wallace Arts Fellow will be a catalyst of such conversations, especially for U-M students, and amplify the impact of the arts for all.”

Read the full story over at The Record.