Find Sanctuary. Make Art.
The C. Eric Lincoln Fellowship is a semester-long program that 1) provides funding to an undergraduate for a sacred art project and 2) invites the fellow to broaden the reach of artistic expression at the Duke University Chapel. Applicants must be active undergraduates in good standing in Trinity College or the Pratt School of Engineering. The fellowship runs the length of the Spring 2020 semester. The Lincoln Fellow is expected to produce a visual art exhibit to be displayed in Duke Chapel in April of 2020.
Applications are due Friday, January 24, 2020.
- Employ theological concepts
- Illuminate one’s personal faith
- Display iconography
- Engage the topics of gender, race, and religion
The Fellow will work directly with the C. Eric Lincoln Minister for Student Engagement, a position established in 2014 to engage students and the wider Duke community with programming, concerts, and exhibitions in keeping with the Chapel’s commitment to faith and the arts.
Proposals can be of art that has been previously exhibited elsewhere—either on or off campus. However, we are looking for original works.
This fellowship is named in honor of C. Eric Lincoln who was a professor of Religion and Culture at Duke University from 1976–1993. His work is internationally recognized as an authority on the sociology of religion as it relates to race and ethnicity in the United States. His life of ministry models both the academic integrity and faith formation the Chapel’s student ministry also attempts to embody.