Sep 2014

American Friends of Coubertin announces 2015-16 fellowships, sends a fellow to France for one year

American Friends of Coubertin is accepting applications for 2015-16.  The fellowships cover expenses and a stipend, and are available to qualified young craftspeople in stone, wood, and metal.

The 2014-25 AFC fellow is Addison de Lisle, a metalsmith from Maine.  He will begin his fellowship in September 2014 and stay at Coubertin until July 2015.


Sep 2013

American Friends of Coubertin announces 2014-15 fellowships


American Friends of Coubertin is accepting applications for 2014-15.  The fellowships cover expenses and a stipend, and are available to qualified young craftspeople in stone, wood, and metal.

Sep 2012

American Friends of Coubertin announces 2013-14 fellowships


American Friends of Coubertin is accepting applications for 2013-14.  The fellowships cover expenses and a stipend, and are available to qualified young craftspeople in stone, wood, and metal.

Sep 2011

American Friends of Coubertin announces 2012-13 fellowships, sends a second fellow to France for one year

For the second time, American Friends of Coubertin is sending an American fellow to train for a year at Coubertin.  The 2011-12 AFC fellow is Meghan Shogan, a mason from North Carolina.  She has taken a French language immersion course in August, and will stay in Coubertin until July 2012.

American Friends of Coubertin is accepting applications for 2012-13.  The fellowships cover expenses and a stipend, and are available to qualified young craftspeople in stone, wood, and metal.

Oct 2010

American Friends of Coubertin announces 2011-12 fellowships

press release (PDF)

Sep 2010

American Friends of Coubertin sends the first young American craftsman for a year’s study and intensive training in France

press release (PDF)

 In September, American Friends of Coubertin is sending its first American fellow to Coubertin, the highly-regarded French center of intensive training in stone, wood, and metal crafts that executes work for the Palace at Versailles and for major corporate and private connoisseurs throughout the world.

 The recently organized association, based in Chicago, raises funds to send promising young American craftsmen to train with European masters in in these ancient arts and crafts at the Coubertin Foundation, near Paris.  The fellowships provide an expense paid year to qualified workers where they will rigorously train in their crafts and alternate with extensive classroom work.

 The Coubertin Foundation has been operating for 50 years, but heretofore all the fellows were from France and other European countries.  American Friends of Coubertin seeks to provide American craftsmen with this unique opportunity.   For the first time this year, applications were solicited, received and from young American craftsmen and women.  The first fellow is Nick Esposito, a woodworker from California.  Esposito will spend the 2010-11 academic year in Paris.  Prior to his arrival at Coubertin he has taken a French language immersion course. 

 The fellowship covers all expenses and provides a stipend.

 For further information contact board@afcoubertin.org or call François Velde at (312) 322 2526.

See also the AFC website: http://www.afcoubertin.org