DeVos Institute of Arts Management: Global Arts Management Fellowship (USA)


The DeVos Institute Fellowship serves entrepreneurial executives in the arts and cultural sector who are prepared to look critically at their work, challenge assumptions, and develop rigorous strategies to address the most pressing challenges facing their organisations, regions, and art forms at large.

Designed for individuals who have dedicated themselves to management, rather than artistic leadership, the programme supports leaders in positions of decision-making authority in developing, implementing, and refining organisational strategies over a three-year, cohort-based engagement.

Fellows attend a four-week residency in Washington, D.C. in July for three consecutive years and engage in mentoring and cohort-based activities between residencies. The programme is provided free of charge through a competitive application process.

The Institute is currently accepting applications for the 2020 – 2022 cohort of fellows.

Prospective applicants should:

Currently serve as the executive director (or equivalent) or the head of a major department within an arts or cultural organisation in a paid, permanent capacity. While the programme is equally impactful for leaders working in large and small organizations, the applicant’s organization must have a minimum of three full-time staff members, five years of consistent programming history, and an operating budget of at least the equivalent of $250,000 USD/€220,000 EUR.

Have an excellent command of business English, oral and written.
Be able to commit to the full-term of the Fellowship. (Washington D.C. residency dates are 29 June – 24 July 2020; 28 June – 23 July 2021; and 27 June – 22 July 2022.)

The fellowship provides:

Air and ground transportation between Washington, D.C. and their state or country of residence.
Lodging during the Fellowship.
Per diem to cover living expenses during the Fellowship.
Visa sponsorship (for international applicants).
Programme materials.

Deadline: 15 November 2019

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