Summer Fellowship for International Arts Managers
Launched in 2008, the DeVos Institute's Summer Fellowship offers international arts managers an immersive program of study in arts management strategy. For four weeks each summer, for three consecutive years, international Fellows participate in seminars, group projects, individual mentorships and practical assignments supervised by Institute faculty and Center senior staff. The Kennedy Center has hosted 76 Fellows in six classes from 42 countries.
Thank you for your interest in the Summer Fellowship for International Arts Managers. The 2014-2016 application deadline has passed. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on the 2015-2017 Fellowship will be available in Fall 2014.
- Minimum five years working experience in an administrative capacity an arts organization outside of North America
- Currently serving as an executive or department head with decision-making authority
- Excellent business English, orally and in writing
- Able to commit to the full term of the Fellowship June 30–July 25, 2014; June 29–July 24, 2015; and June 27–July 22, 2016
The Fellowship includes:
- Seminars and coursework in Strategic Planning, Board Development, Fundraising, Marketing, Artistic Planning
- Individual advising from Institute faculty and Center senior staff
- Air transportation to and from the US from the Fellows' home residence
- Lodging during the Fellowship
- Per diem to cover living expenses during the Fellowship
- Visa sponsorship
What they Fellows are saying:
"A must have for arts managers who are grappling with fledging arts organizations faced with funding issues—especially related to why they exist in the first place. A great opportunity to introspect, discuss and clear doubts with top managers from around the world."
Head – Cultural Outreach, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited - Mumbai, India
2013 International Fellow
"My country has started cutting back on public funding of the arts, so it is important that we increase our knowledge of private fundraising. After working with Kennedy Center staff during the Fellowship, I feel much more encouraged to try out new approaches in real life and find our way in our distinctive environment."
Managing Director, Berg Orchestra—Prague
2010 International Fellow
The Summer Fellowship for International Arts Managers is supported in part by the Trust for Mutual Understanding.