SF Ballet Scholar-in-Residence Program

Due June 01, 2018

San Francisco Ballet’s Scholar-in-Residence program is designed to encourage scholarship that examines San Francisco Ballet’s history, repertory, and artists. This program provides one scholar or advanced student per year a monetary grant and access to San Francisco Ballet’s archives, rehearsals, and performances, as necessitated by the recipient’s project, for the purpose of research leading to a publishable book or article.

Proposals that address the company’s legacy of new works or that examine choreographers currently associated with the company will be given preference, although other topics will be considered. Applicants should be prepared to work in the SF Ballet archives at the Museum of Performance and Design and in the SF Ballet studios in San Francisco, CA. If applicants desire access to rehearsals or performances, they will need to be flexible with regard to the company’s schedule and availability. 

A complete application should include a proposal that includes a general description of the project and what specific material(s) they would like to consult at SF Ballet (please review our 2019 Season Announcement and the Finding Aids at the MPD), an abbreviated CV, and a letter of recommendation. The project proposal and CV should not exceed 5 pages in length. Proposals and letters of recommendation should be submitted under separate cover to adulted@sfballet.org in an email titled “[Applicant Name] | Scholar-in-Residence” by June 1, 2018.