The Center for Mediocrity offers Fellowships that explore excellence and its limits and/or mediocrity and its potential.
Fellowships consist of coffee, a meal, or a drink (depending on availability and appropriateness) and conversation with the Center’s director, Matthew Girson.
Individuals interested in applying to be Fellows of the Center for Mediocrity must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org under the subject line of “What is Excellence?” or “Why Mediocrity?” The email must include information about availability to meet for coffee, a meal, or a drink. Matthew will respond within a few days to schedule the Fellowship.
Within one-month of the Fellowship, Fellows are expected to submit a 2-page proposal for a project that reflects the content of their Fellowship conversation. Projects must address at least one of the following
Final projects may take the form of a text, work of art, or performance that reflects the content of the Fellowship.
All project proposals must include the following information
Applications longer than two pages will not be accepted. All other criteria are at the discretion of the Fellow.
Center for Mediocrity Fellowship applications are reviewed throughout the year. All applicants will be awarded. Proposals may be included in a future publication.
The Center for Mediocrity provides opportunities to frame and explore ideas but is not obligated to help realize any projects.