Led by Institute Founder, Michael M. Kaiser, and President, Brett Egan, the global arts management Fellowship provides personalized training and support for executives from around the world. Applications are due December 15, 2017.
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. Applicants must currently serve as an executive or department head within an arts or cultural organization and have a minimum of five years working experience in an administrative capacity in an arts or cultural organization. Since 2001, the Fellowship has served over 200 managers from 55 countries.
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The DeVos Institute of Arts Management provides training, consultation, and implementation support for arts managers and their boards. It 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 DeVos 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.
About DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland
The DeVos Institute of Arts Management provides training, consultation, and implementation support for arts managers and their boards. It 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. At the same time, rapid changes in technology, demographics, government policy, and the economy have complic...ated the job of the manager and volunteer trustees. These changes continue to accelerate. Organizations that have mastered these trends are flourishing—even leveraging them to their advantage. For those that have not, however, the sense that “something’s not quite right” can seem unshakable. For too many, these changes have led to less art, decreased visibility, diminished relevance—even financial collapse. These challenges inform the DeVos Institute’s strategy. Never has the need to balance best practices and new approaches been so urgent. Institute leadership and consultants—all arts managers themselves—understand that, in today’s environment, there is no time or resource to waste. Therefore, Institute services are no-nonsense, direct, and practical. The Institute has served more than 1,000 organizations from over 80 countries since Michael M. Kaiser founded it during his tenure as President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. While environments, objectives, and disciplines vary, the Institute works with each of its clients and trainees to create, market, and sustain exemplary cultural programs.