Fellows and scholars of BEI all reflect its values and goals in their individual work. We meet annually to discuss our work in light of our mission and with the leadership of the scholars deepen our view of critical cultural developments and set goals for the coming year. We maintain a network to support and promote each other’s work. Fellows guest edit an issue of About Place Journal, our on line literary journal, choosing a theme promoting the Institute’s goals in art.  Thousands of readers see artists’ pages in each issue and hundreds of artists have contributed to the journal. Panels and readings at conferences, universities, and public gatherings are done in the name of BEI. These activities then draw other artists to participate in or support the work of BEI. We partner with other artists and organization of like vision to join our voices in our mission.


Emeritus Fellows

Founding Fellows

Scholar Advisors