The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts offers valuable skills building for arts managers
Kennedy Center Arts Management Fellowships - Deadline April 1st
Fellows receive an annual stipend of $20,000 (paid bi-weekly) to help defray housing and transportation costs. Course tuition, materials, and health insurance are provided at no cost to the Fellow. The U.S. Department of State will provide round-trip transportation from country of origin to Washington, D.C., for international Fellows only. U.S. citizens living abroad or U.S. citizens with dual citizenship are not eligible for U.S. Department of State support.
Application Deadline. All materials must arrive in one package, be written in English or have a certified translation, and be postmarked by April 1 of each year.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts offers valuable skills building for arts managers through the Fellowship Program. The program provides up to 10 highly motivated, disciplined, and creative artists and arts managers the instruction and experience they need to succeed in today's complex arts environment. Fellows enjoy close working relationships with experienced arts professionals, hands-on work opportunities, a structured blend of independent and collective learning experiences, and the opportunity to work in one of the busiest and most artistically diverse performing arts centers in the United States. Fellows are expected to attend performances and educational events, as well as complete significant projects within the context of the Kennedy Center.
Fellowships are full-time and last 10 months starting in September and ending in June. The program emphasizes excellence, creativity, economic problem solving, strategic planning, internationalism, and a commitment to new technologies. Fellows receive an annual stipend of $20,000 (paid bi-weekly) to help defray housing and transportation costs. Course tuition, materials, and health insurance are provided at no cost to the Fellow. The U.S. Department of State will provide round-trip transportation from country of origin to Washington, D.C., for international Fellows only. U.S. citizens living abroad or U.S. citizens with dual citizenship are not eligible for U.S. Department of State support.
Program of Study
Early September 2006 through late June 2007
The Kennedy Center presents a comprehensive program of study for Fellows that includes core coursework, a rotation of workplace assignments in Center departments, and a structured series of professional development seminars.
Fellows classes are taught by highly experienced performing arts professionals and include case study, independent research, and collaborative group work. Fellows attend classes weekly for the duration of the fellowship. Core courses and instructors include:
Development: Marie Mattson, Vice President for Development
Finance: Kennedy Center Finance Department staff
Marketing: David Kitto, Vice President for Marketing & Sales
Strategic Planning: Michael Kaiser, Kennedy Center President
During their course of study Fellows complete three to five different administrative workplace assignments under the direct supervision of senior Kennedy Center staff. These practicums extend and complement Fellows' experience in their courses. Placements can include, but are not limited to:
National Symphony Orchestra
The Seminar Series provides participants with contemporary knowledge essential to leaders of performing arts organizations.
Seminar topics include, but are not limited to:
Accessibility and Arts Organizations
Human Resource Management
Law and the Arts
Technology & Arts Management
The ideal candidate must demonstrate knowledge of an artistic discipline(s), an aptitude for management skills, proven organizational and communication skills, maturity and confidence, and the ability to work independently, as well as with diverse groups. A minimum of a bachelor's degree in the arts or a related discipline, and at least four years of experience as an administrator for or a professional artist of a performing arts organization (theater, music, dance) are required.
How to Apply
Submit the following:
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Personal Statement: No more than two pages indicating the reason(s) you are applying for this Fellowship, what you hope to gain from
the experience, your background in the performing arts, and your goals related to working in the field of arts administration.
Resume (and photo, optional)
Official college/university transcript(s): undergraduate and graduate (if applicable)
Two (2) current recommendation letters: Letters should speak to your relevant background and skills. Letters of recommendation must arrive in sealed envelopes with the signature of the letter writer appearing across the envelope flap Non-Native English speakers only: Proof of TOEFL score of 600 PBT, 200 CBT, or 100 iBT. Non-native English speakers who earned a bachelor's degree in an English-speaking country may submit a written request for an exemption from this requirement. Telephone interviews will be conducted as part of the final selection process. All application materials submitted become the confidential property of the Kennedy Center and are not returnable.
All material must arrive in one package and must be written in English or have a certified translation.
Applicants are notified within six to eight weeks of application postmark deadline. The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is a partner with the Kennedy Center in the international component of its fellowship program.
All materials must arrive in one package, be written in English or have a certified translation, and be postmarked by April 1 of each year.
Please note: Applications for the 2007-2008 program will be accepted after January 1, 2007.
SEND COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE TO:
The Kennedy Center
P.O. Box 101510
20566 Arlington, VA 22210
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