Current Opportunities

The UCAE Fund, sponsored by University Council for Art Education, is pleased to announce a new fellowship project and grant in History of Art-Education, open to Art-Education or Art-History Masters or PhD degree candidates. The successful applicant will be someone interested in working with UCAE’s rich archive. This research project is to culminate in a fully edited thesis  that will honor and memorialize the organization’s 50+ year heritage. The fellow will be given access to this robust archive as well as the opportunity to interview UCAE’s living founding members. This fellowship includes an unrestricted $1500 grant from UCAE’s Elaine Foster Fund as well as the ongoing support from UCAE’s board. The timeline of this project is flexible but financial support will conclude after 1 full academic year. The project will entail working with the UCAE archive, its living founding members and the board as basis for creating a cohesive overview of the organization’s historical narrative in New York and its contributions to Art Ed in the forms of professional development programs and legal advocacy for art education.

UCAE is one of New York’s oldest and most influential nonprofits focusing on Art Education. Since its inception in 1968, it has been an exemplary and  transformative force in shaping Education in the Arts at the University level. UCAE’s history encompasses a diverse collection of professional development programs. It has also sponsored conferences and panels on art education. Most recently, UCAE organized the 2019, ‘Global Perspectives on Art and Education’ conference held at The School of Visual Arts (New York), and participated in the 2020 ‘Teaching Modern and Contemporary Asian Art’ symposium at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York).

The educators who make up UCAE, are affiliated with various institutions such as The Whitney Museum, Columbia University’s Teachers College, New York University, Fashion Institute of Technology, Hunter College, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, The School of Visual Arts, University of Massachusetts, Stanford University and many more.

Interested candidates please email the following to

  • A short proposal explaining interest in the organization and its history (1 page maximum)
  • Writing sample
  • curriculum vitae

UCAE will keep an open call until the fellowship is awarded.