Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis Receives $25,000 Grant, Will Launch Diversity Fellowship Program

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.


After receiving a $25,000 grant from the PNC Foundation through its PNC Arts Alive initiative, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis will launch two diversity fellowships. Both fellowships are part of CAM’s Museum Pathways Project, a new education program.

One undergraduate student and one post-undergraduate student will be selected to receive the fellowships, which are designed to bring people with “cultural backgrounds underrepresented in the museum professions” into the CAM workforce, the museum said in a release. CAM is currently accepting applications for the fellowships on its website.

“Throughout the museum field we are motivated to make our profession more diverse—to make sure museums are welcoming, inclusive, and relevant to all,” Lisa Melandri, CAM’s executive director, said in a statement. “Thanks to PNC Arts Alive, we are providing more opportunities to a new generation of arts professionals. Museums and museum goers will all benefit from their wider range of experiences and perspectives.”

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