The Teti Fellows program awards four to six fellowships annually to scholars, artists, writers and educators wishing to travel to the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s campus in Manchester, New Hampshire to make use of the John Teti Rare Photography Book Collection housed in the college’s Teti Library.
The John Teti Rare Photography Book Collection is one of the finest collections of photographic resources in the United States. The Collection, established in 2007 through a generous donation by Mr. John Teti, contains over 2,000 rare books, periodicals, prints and documents illustrating the history of photography, including Edward Steichen’s personal copies of Alfred Stieglitz’s "Camera Work."
Teti Fellowships awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 to cover the cost of roundtrip transportation to/from Manchester, lodging and meals while in residence in Manchester to use the Teti library, expenses related to the primary research or arts project for which the Fellowship was awarded, and a small stipend for the Fellowship recipient.
Photography scholars, artists, writers and educators may apply for a Teti Fellowship at any time. A complete application should consist of:
- A one to two-page letter summarizing the project for which support is being requested, the amount requested, and the desired period of the residency.
- A one-page budget outlining how Fellowship funds will be used
- A resume or CV of the individual requesting Fellowship support
Fellowship application submissions are reviewed twice a year. Individuals desiring to use the collection during the summer or fall months (July through December) should submit their application by April 1; individuals wishing to be considered for the winter or spring months (January through June) should apply by October 1. All applicants will be notified as to the status of their application promptly once the selection committee has met.
All Fellowship recipients are required to present a talk on their current artistic or scholarly project while in residence at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Additionally, any articles, books, exhibition catalogs, or other publications must credit the New Hampshire Institute of Art and the Teti Fellows program, as follows:
This [book, exhibition, article, catalog, presentation, or project] was made possible with support from the New Hampshire Institute of Art and its John Teti Rare Photography Book Collection.
For more information or to apply, contact us at TetiFellowship@nhia.edu.
NHIA's Teti Fellowship Recipients
Brian O'Connor - Visual Thinking Laboratory, University of North Texas, TX