C. Eric Lincoln Theology & Art Fellowship Application

Thank you for applying for the C. Eric Lincoln Fellowship, the student artist-in-residence program at Duke Chapel. If you have any questions regarding this form, please email the Rev. Kathryn Lester-Bacon.

The Chapel views the creative arts as both an expression of the worship of God and an expression of human longing for God. By creating art from the materials of creation, humanity takes part both in the broken beauty of our creatureliness and of its glory.

If a physical exhibition becomes possible, our expectation will be that a minimum of 6- 8 pieces of art will be displayed. Depending on size, we can accommodate anywhere from 12-24 pieces. Please share your plan for creating a physical art exhibit that can be displayed on the sanctuary walls, including an approximation of how many pieces you might include, as well as an estimate of their width and height dimensions.
Timetable should include planned completion of a digital display, as well as allotted time for the potential preparation of materials for a physical display.
The Chapel reserves the right to amend the budget.

Statement of intent

By submitting this form, it indicates that you have read the policies regarding art exhibits at Duke Chapel and agree to abide by them. The Chapel reserves the right to postpone or cancel an event which does not take place within the parameters stipulated in policy guidelines and/or within the time parameters scheduled through the Event Coordinator and approved by the Chapel Arts Committee. Receipt of this form does not constitute any type of confirmation on the part of Duke Chapel. Please refrain from publicizing the exhibit and any associated events (if applicable) and from making final arrangements until you have been selected, the project has been accepted and your space reservations officially confirmed.


Rev. Kathryn Lester-Bacon, director of Religious Life
Duke University Chapel
Box 90974
Durham NC 27708