Claire Taylor, a recent graduate of Environmental Humanities was recently awarded an alternate position in the Fulbright program. Claire would conduct research in New Zealand and create artwork that inspires wildlife protection. In her own words:
…informed by encounters with wildlife and immersion in ecosystems, I propose to create artwork about New Zealand’s wildlife issues. I will create this work through the structure of a research-based MFA program at either the University of Auckland or Auckland University of Technology. I endeavor to create artwork that inspires connection with and protection for wildlife and native ecosystems.
The US Fulbright program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build relations between people in the US and the people of other countries that are needed to solve global challenges. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriate made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.
For further information about the University of Utah Fulbright program, please visit Fulbright Academy at the University of Utah or contact Howard Lehman, Director of the Fulbright Program: firstname.lastname@example.org