DeVos Institute of Arts Management

Posted by University of Maryland on October 24, 2016

DeVos Institute of Arts Management Accepting Applications for Fellowship Program

Founded at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2001 and transitioned to the University of Maryland in 2014, the DeVos Institute of Arts Management operates on the premise that while much is spent to train artists, too little is spent to support the managers and boards who keep those artists at work.

The institute’s annual Fellowship program is offered free of charge to arts managers from across the United States and around the world who are selected through a competitive application process. These fellows attend a four-week program in residence in Washington, D.C., each summer for three consecutive years during which they are provided with intensive academic training in nonprofit management, finance, planning, fundraising, evaluation, and marketing; access to leaders of cultural institutions from across the United States, including site visits to select institutions; intensive, collaborative group work; and ongoing personalized mentoring, both during and between the month-long residencies.

Fellows receive air and ground transportation between Washington, D.C., and their community or country of residence; lodging during the fellowship; a per diem to cover living expenses; visa sponsorship (for international applicants); and program materials.

To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum of five years’ working experience in an administrative capacity in an arts or cultural organization; currently serve as the executive director (or equivalent) or the head of a major department within an arts or cultural organization; have an excellent command of business English, orally and written; and be able to commit to the full term of the fellowship (Washington, D.C. residency dates are June 26–July 21, 2017; June 25–July 20, 2018; and July 1–July 26, 2019.) Fellows will receive personalized mentoring and participate in virtual activities in between residencies.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the DeVos Institute of Arts Management website.


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