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DeVos Institute Accepting Applications for Fellowship in Arts Management Strategy

The DeVos Institute of Arts Management, which operates on the premise that while much is spent to train artists, too little is spent to support the people who keep those artists at work, provides training, consultation, and implementation support for arts managers and their boards. 

Founded at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2001, the institute transferred to the University of Maryland in 2014, where it continues to offer support to individuals, organizations, and — in collaboration with foundations and governments — communities of organizations around the world.

To help advance this mission, the institute is accepting applications for its annual fellowship program, which provides mid-career arts managers from anywhere in the world with four weeks of intensive training, over three consecutive summers, in arts and cultural management, artistic planning, marketing, fundraising, evaluation, and finance. Fellows also will benefit from ongoing personalized mentoring, both during and between the month-long residencies.

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

Applicants must have a minimum of five years working experience in an administrative capacity in an arts or cultural organization; currently serve as an executive or department head with decision-making authority; and have an excellent command of business English, orally and written. In addition, applicants must be able to commit to the full term of the fellowship (residency dates are June 27 to July 22, 2016; June 26 to July 21, 2017; and June 25 to July 20, 2018).)

Since 2001, the fellowship has served nearly two hundred managers from fifty-three countries.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the DeVos Institute website.

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Deadline: 12-15-2015

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