The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland is currently accepting applications for its 2019-2021 Fellowship Cohort.
Led by Institute Founder, Michael M. Kaiser, and President, Brett Egan, the global arts management Fellowship provides personalized training and support for arts executives from around the world. Fellows attend a four-week residency in Washington, D.C. each summer for three consecutive years and receive ongoing mentoring, both during and between residencies.
Designed to be pursued through the context of each Fellow’s current organization, the Fellowship includes intensive, practical training in artistic & strategic planning, marketing, fundraising, board development, and finance; access to leaders of cultural institutions around the world; and collaborative group work.
First-year, second-year, and third-year fellows attend residencies together and engage in activities tailored to their year in the program.
The program is offered free of charge through a competitive application process.
Applications for the 2019-2021 cohort are due December 1, 2018.
For more information and application instructions, please visit:
“The fellowship has had a truly transformational effect on my perception of leadership, pointed out the advantages of clarifying the mission as well as the crucial importance of strategic planning on the overall health of my organisation. I strongly believe that my participation and the inspirational and practical feedback by Institute leadership and Fellows will have a tremendous positive impact on how we run the SIGNAL Festival.”
Chief Executive Officer, SIGNAL Festival
Prague, Czech Republic
“This has by far been the most impactful program of my professional life. I highly recommend the fellowship for ‘restless’ leaders seeking to take their arts organization’s work to the next level. I especially appreciate that the content of the fellowship curriculum is not only theoretical and inspiring, but also tactical and portable. I feel confident that I can go back to work and use what I’ve learned.”
Chief Executive Officer, Juxtaposition Arts
“The Fellowship is an incredible think tank of arts leaders from around the world. Come ready to challenge your assumptions, and delve deeply into your work with a cohort of talented, supportive colleagues. From global trends down to brass tacks strategies, you’ll return to your work emboldened with a remarkable toolkit to generate success in your organization, and deep connections with a brilliant cohort from around the world. If you are serious about building your capacity and creating change in your community, this is the place for you!”
Executive Director, Soundstreams
About the DeVos Institute
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.
As a leading provider of training for the arts and cultural sectors, the DeVos Institute provides a practical approach to navigating rapid changes in technology, demographics, government policy, and the economy that are affecting arts organizations around the world. Institute leadership and consultants—all arts managers themselves—understand that, in today’s environment, there is no time or resource to waste. Therefore, DeVos Institute training strategies are lean, 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, each of its participants and clients share the desire to create, market, and sustain exemplary cultural programs.