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 64 Fellows in five classes from 38 countries.
Thank you for your interest in the Summer Fellowship for International Arts Managers. The 2013-2015 application deadline has passed. For questions, please email email@example.com.
Information on the 2014-2016 Fellowship will be available in Fall 2013.
- 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 (four weeks in late June/July for three consecutive summers)
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
- Program materials
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."
General Manager, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited - Mumbai, India
2013 Summer 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 Summer Fellow