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Duquesne University/August Wilson House Fellowship Program

For artists of color who will carry out their creative work and share it with the community

Launched in 2018 with U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey as the Inaugural Fellow, the Duquesne University/August Wilson House (DU/AWH) Fellowship provides opportunities for artists of color in varied media to engage in cultural and artistic expression. The Fellowship advances the Fellow's work and serves the joint interests of Duquesne University, August Wilson House, and the community. The Fellowship is designed to bring national and regional artists and scholars into a collaboration between the famed playwright's Hill District neighborhood and educational and artistic institutions.

Supported by a grant from the Nancy Jones Beard Foundation, DU/AWH Fellows serve as artists/scholars-in-residence. Fellows live on Duquesne's campus while developing their own creative work and participating in educational events with the University, the August Wilson House, and the community.

The Fellowship program furthers Duquesne's Signature Partnership with the August Wilson House. Fellows are invited to create and/or share their work with Duquesne University and with the community. Fellows will have access to Duquesne's resources for scholarly research and public programs and reside on Duquesne University's campus during their fellowship.

Duquesne has partnered with the August Wilson House since 2011, with students and faculty from its Honors College. In this Signature Partnership, Duquesne University supports the programs of August Wilson House to pay tribute to the playwright's legacy, art, and historic presence.