The application for the 2016 ISPA Canadian Fellowship is now closed. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by August 26th, 2015.
Participants will have the opportunity to
engage in the development and exchange of ideas with leaders from some of the
world's most significant presenting organizations, performing arts
organizations, artist management agencies, cultural policy groups, foundations,
festivals and related professionals.
Please be aware in considering your application that the ISPA Congress
is not a traditional arts market. This opportunity is intended for those working in the management of the performing arts.
Canadian Fellowship Program seeks to engage
leaders who are interested in developing in their career through an extended
engagement with ISPA.
In the first year of the
program selected applicants will receive a full pass registration to the New York 2016 ISPA
Congress (January 12-14, 2015), which includes:
- 2016 ISPA Membership including full access to all member benefits
- One full pass registration to the New York 2016 ISPA Congress, (January 11-14, 2016, which includes a one day arts management seminar prior to the congress)
- Up to 2,250 USD to assist with travel and accommodation expenses
related to attending the New York 2016 Congress
- Option to receive full pass registration and up to $3,300 to assist with travel and accommodation expenses related to attending the Melbourne 2016 ISPA Congress (May 30-June 4, 2016). (If unused, to be held in trust for up to two years if deemed eligible for continued participation).
Selected applicants will also be paired with a current ISPA member
through their participation in ISPA’s Community Building Program. Pending a successful review, candidates will
be eligible to participate for up to two more years.
In year two, participants
will receive a full pass registration to the New York 2017 ISPA Congress
(January 9-12, 2017, again including a one day arts management seminar prior
to the congress), 2,250 USD
to assist with travel and accommodation expenses in related to attending the
Congress, and 2017 ISPA
Membership. Pending another successful
review, participants can participate again in 2018. In the third year participants will receive
the same benefits as listed for year two of the program. Dates for the New York 2018 Congress will be announced at a later date.
ISPA would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts for making this program possible.
Who Should Apply?
arts professionals who are deeply committed to advancing the field in a global
context are most likely to benefit from the program. Those who take initiative in their
professional development and enjoy engaging with a diverse group of individuals
will be most successful in the program.
Applicants should meet the following criteria listed below:
Resident of Canadian citizen living in Canada
employed/working in the performing arts
of five years professional experience in the arts
currently a member of ISPA (nor have been one in the past three years) or
associated with a current organizational ISPA member
- Have not received an ISPA Fellowship in the past
the ability to attend and fully participate in ISPA for the next year at least, including the Fellowship orientation and arts management Seminar held prior to the Congress. (Download a copy of 2014 Seminar Day Program for reference)
Accepted Fellows must be prepared to complete a post-congress survey.
To apply to the Canadian Fellowship Program, you must first download the Application Instructions (PDF). These instructions contain:
- Program deadlines and criteria
Digital application instructions
Application questions so you may prepare your application in advance
Information regarding the additional materials required in the digital application
Applicants should complete the Application Form and submit it in a single PDF document via email to email@example.com indicating "Canadian Fellowship Application" in the subject line of the email.
Applications must be submitted by Friday, July 31st, 2015 at 17:00 EDT. This deadline will not be extended, and late submissions will not be
are reviewed and selected by a committee including ISPA’s CEO (or designate), Canada Council's Audience and Market Development Coordinator (or designate), and 1-2 peer reviewers. Applicants will be notified of the status of
their application by August 26th, 2015.
There is no fee to submit an ISPA
Learn about how you can help support ISPA Fellows in 2016.
Questions? Contact Nora Fleury at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1 212 206 8490 x201.