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Storytelling is a fundamental practice of identity formation. Contemporary visual artists address the complexity of identity and tell stories as individuals and members of communities and social groups from across different positions of power, privilege, and oppression. The Summer 2022 Astor Fellows will connect visual storytelling to the work of teaching  - looking at how educators tell stories through curriculum, elicit stories from their students, and co-construct narratives about the world and our place in it. Berlin is a multicultural city transforming daily with the increased influx of immigrants and refugees joining the city’s population.

Please note that applications for Summer 2022 are currently closed.


The Power of Stories: Contemporary Art, Identity, and Race


Berlin and Kassel, Germany

Program Dates:

July 4-14, 2022

Application Deadline:

Applications are now closed for the Summer 2022 edition of the program.

Potential Visits May Include:
  • Visit the Berlin Bienniale
  • Visit to Documenta in Kassel, Germany
  • Artist/studio visits
  • Cultural Visits 
  • Walking Tours
  • Conversations with artist/educator/activists
  • School visits, discussions with educators in formal and informal learning spaces
  • Hands-on creative experiences to support processing and reflection

For questions about the program and application process, please contact or call 212-992-9380.


Jessica Hamlin

Clinical Assistant Professor of Art + Education

Dipti Desai

Professor of Art and Art Education


Apply below for the Astor International Travel Fellowship:

Fellows Application Recommendation Form