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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.
Founded at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2001, the institute transitioned to the University of Maryland in 2014, where it continues to offer support to individuals, organizations, and — in collaboration with foundations and governments — to communities of organizations around the world.
To advance this mission, the institute is accepting applications for its annual fellowship program, which provides intensive training in arts and cultural management, artistic planning, marketing, fundraising, evaluation, and finance for mid-career arts managers over a three-year period.
The program is offered free of charge to arts managers from across the United States and around the world through a competitive application process. Fellows attend a four-week residency in Washington, D.C., each summer for three consecutive years and receive ongoing personalized mentoring, both during and between the month-long residencies.
Fellows will 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 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.
Letters of Intent must be received no later than December 1. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by January 25, 2019.