Deadline for applications: Sunday, September 6, 2021
The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities (SOF/Heyman) and the Center for Palestine Studies (CPS) invite applications from graduate students at Columbia University for a Public Humanities Fellowship in support of the NO PLACE | LA MAKAN | لا مكان Radio Play Project.
The NO PLACE | LA MAKAN | لا مكان program will commission, develop, translate, produce, and distribute four new radio plays by Palestinian playwrights in 2021-2022, culminating in two fully-realized radio productions of each play (one in Arabic and one in English). The production process will take place simultaneously at Columbia University in New York City as well as at Al-Qattan Cultural Centre in Ramallah, Palestine. The plays will be broadcast in 2022 as part of a month-long festival celebrating this work, alongside conversations, interviews, and events exploring the work's conception and the lived realities out of which it was born. The recordings will be archived on the Center for Palestine Studies website, released as part of an ongoing podcast series, and broadcast worldwide on WKCR 89.9 FM, Columbia University's radio station, as well as through partners in Palestine and around the world. A series of ancillary events will build skills in writing and producing within the audio medium and be open to the public.
The Public Humanities Radio Play Fellow will work closely with members of the LA MAKAN team as they develop and produce four new radio plays by Palestinian playwrights.
Fellows receive a stipend of $4000. The fellowship is for 2021-2022.