Global Arts Management Fellowship – DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland

Deadline: 1 December 2016
Open to: applicants who have a minimum of five years working experience in an administrative capacity in an arts or cultural organization
Fellowship: Air and ground transportation between Washington, D.C. and their country of residence, Lodging during the Fellowship, Per diem to cover living expenses during the Fellowship, Visa sponsorship (for international applicants) and Program materials


The DeVos Institute’s Fellowship program is offered free of charge to arts managers from across the United States and around the world who are selected through a competitive application process. These fellows attend a four-week program in residence at the University of Maryland each spring for three consecutive years.

Fellowships include:

  • Intensive academic training in nonprofit management, finance, planning, fundraising, evaluation, and marketing
  • Access to leaders of cultural institutions from throughout the United States, including site visits to select institutions
  • Intensive, collaborative group work
  • Ongoing personalized mentoring, both during and between the month-long residencies

The fellowship will accept a new class each year beginning in 2016. First-year, second-year, and third-year fellows attend residencies together and engage in activities tailored to their year in the program.

Fellows have served in senior positions at such organizations as the AFCA Foundation for Arts and Culture (Egypt), American Conservatory Theater (San Francisco), Bosnian National Theatre Zenica, Ciudad Cultural Konex (Argentina), Cultural Center of the Philippines, Dance UK, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Ivan Honchar Museum & National Center of Folk Culture (Ukraine), Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (New York), Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Mexican Center for Music and Sonic Arts, Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra (Russia), Nashville Children’s Theatre, National Arts Council of Zimbabwe, National Centre for the Performing Arts (China), Queensland Performing Arts Centre (Australia), Singapore Repertory Theatre, and Vancouver International Film Festival (Canada).


  • Have a minimum of five years working experience in an administrative capacity in an arts or cultural organization
  • Currently serve as the executive director (or equivalent) or the head of a major department within an arts or cultural organization
  • Have an excellent command of business English, orally and written
  • Be able to commit to the full term of the Fellowship (Washington D.C. residency dates are June 26 – July 21, 2017; June 25 – July 20, 2018; and July 1 – July 26, 2019. Fellows receive personalized mentoring and participate in virtual activities in between residencies.)


  • Air and ground transportation between Washington, D.C. and their state or country of residence
  • Lodging during the Fellowship
  • Per diem to cover living expenses during the Fellowship
  • Visa sponsorship (for international applicants)
  • Program materials


  • The application must be completed and submitted online in one session.
  • A downloadable Fellowship Application Essay Worksheet has been provided for you gather the necessary materials and prepare your responses in advance of completing the online application.
  • You will have the opportunity to download a copy of your application for your records prior to submitting.
  • All materials must be uploaded to the application.
  • Letters of recommendation are not required. A letter of support from your current supervisor or board chair is requested and described in the application worksheet.
  • The deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, December 1, 2016, 12:00 PM Washington, D.C. Eastern Standard Time.
  • Select candidates will be contacted via email for a phone interview between January and April 2017.
  • Application decisions will be made in April and May 2017.


In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:

The official web-page.

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