Segunda Quimbamba

Apply to be Dance/USA’s Archiving and Preservation Fellow with Segunda Quimbamba

Segunda Quimbamba is thrilled to announce that we will be a host organization for Dance/USA’s Archiving and Preservation Fellowship Program for 2023! The prestigious national dance organization will award 4 fellowships to work with various dance organizations in summer 2023, and Segunda Quimbamba Folkloric Center is one of the 4 organizations chosen.

Dance/USA is accepting applications for the 2023 Archiving and Preservation Fellowship Program. Master’s degree students in library and information sciences and related fields and emerging archivists with relevant experience are encouraged to apply. Fellows will have the opportunity to work with Segunda Quimbamba, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, or JazzAntiqua, Jennifer Harge/Harge Dance Stories. Each Fellow will receive a stipend of $10,000.

Interested in applying? The due date to apply is 11:59 pm EST on January 18, 2023. Learn more about the program and the application process here.

To support the community-centered archiving and preservation of SQFC’s legacy, the Fellow will:

  • Develop protocol for conducting outreach to community members to collect documentation of SQFC’s performances and activities, and for cataloging these materials;
  • Pilot initial outreach, collection, and cataloging of crowdsourced materials;
  • Assess preservation needs for existing archival materials, including paper, audiovisual, and digital archives, and assist with developing a plan to preserve and create access to these materials;
  • Serve as a thought partner to support SQFC’s long-term goal to be a resource for the study of authentic Bomba and Plena traditions.
  • NOTE: Spanish-language skills are preferred, though not required, for this project.