ARTS TODAY ARE INCREASINGLY GLOBAL. Yet most U.S. arts journalists,
thanks partly to nonexistent travel budgets, are relentlessly local.
Seeking to give journalists a more international outlook, the NAJP
recently has begun to recruit international fellows.
Since 2002 the U.S. fellows have been joined at Columbia University
by colleagues from the Netherlands, with support from the Netherlands
Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture and the Fund
for Amateur Art and Performing Art. The NAJP is working to expand
its relationships with funders in other countries to
increase the number of international fellows in the program.
In addition, the NAJP has organized numerous study tours abroad
for current and former fellows. In 2005 groups of fellows and alumni
are undertaking study tours of Barcelona and Berlin. Earlier groups
have visited Havana, Dublin, Helsinki and St. Petersburg and Amsterdam.
International issues have figured prominently in NAJP conferences
and publications. The NAJP will continue to use its resources to
enhance the knowledge and receptivity of U.S. arts journalists to
the arts and culture of other nations.
: Fellowships : International