Guggenheim Foundation Announces 2024 Fellows
Headshots of Martyna Majok and Caridad Svich
Guild members Martyna Majok and Caridad Svich are among the 2024 class of Guggenheim Fellows. Photos by Bronwen Sharp.

New York, NY – The Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced their appointment of 188 Guggenheim Fellowships to a distinguished and diverse group of culture-creators working across 52 disciplines. Among these fellows are dramatists Caridad Svich*, Martyna Majok*, Joshua Harmon, Modesto Jimenez, and James Scruggs. [* denotes Dramatists Guild member.]

Chosen through a rigorous application and peer review process from a pool of almost 3,000 applicants, the Class of 2024 Guggenheim Fellows was tapped on the basis of prior career achievement and exceptional promise. As established in 1925 by founder Senator Simon Guggenheim, each fellow receives a monetary stipend to pursue independent work at the highest level under “the freest possible conditions.”

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“Humanity faces some profound existential challenges,” said Edward Hirsch, award-winning poet and president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. “The Guggenheim Fellowship is a life-changing recognition. It’s a celebrated investment into the lives and careers of distinguished artists, scholars, scientists, writers, and other cultural visionaries who are meeting these challenges head-on and generating new possibilities and pathways across the broader culture as they do so.”

In all, 52 scholarly disciplines and artistic fields, 84 academic institutions, 38 US states and the District of Columbia, and four Canadian provinces are represented in the 2024 class, who range in age from 28 to 89. More than 40 Fellows (roughly 1 out of 4) do not hold a full-time affiliation with a college or university. Many Fellows’ projects directly respond to timely issues such as democracy and politics, identity, disability activism, machine learning, incarceration, climate change, and community. Since its founding in 1925, the Foundation has awarded over $400 million in fellowships to more than 19,000 fellows.