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ISPA Fellowship Program - Professional Development

Fellowship Program

What is the ISPA Fellowship?

ISPA's Fellowship Program was created to provide emerging and mid-career performing arts professionals with the opportunity to expand their international networks through membership and attendance at an ISPA Congress. The Fellows represent all disciplines, genres, and types of arts organizations.

Announcements

Global Fellowship Now Accepting Applications

Deadline: July 12, 2019 at 17:00 EDT

Australia Fellowship Now Accepting Applications

Deadline: June 22, 2019 at 7:00 am AEST (June 21, 17:00 EDT)


The application periods for the England Fellowship Program and Sweden Fellowship Program are now closed. Thank you to all who applied!

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Who Should Apply?

Individuals working in the management of the performing arts who are deeply committed to increasing the global connectivity of the industry, and those who take initiative in their own professional development. Those who enjoy engaging with a diverse group of people will be the most successful in the program.


Why Participate?

Fellows have the opportunity to engage in the development and exchange of ideas with leaders from some of the world's most significant arts organizations, increase their industry knowledge and resources through educational opportunities, and share their experience with their communities.
Participants grow their international networks, find new collaborative partners and mentors, and discover renewed inspiration for their careers in the performing arts.


Applying is free! There is no fee to submit a fellowship application.

Key Fellowship Components

ISPA Membership

Fellows gain access to all member benefits including exclusive content on the ISPA website, newsletters, and social media.

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New York ISPA Congress

Fellows attend the New York Congress where they engage with leaders from the world's most significant arts organizations.

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Community Building Program

At the New York Congress, each new Fellow is paired with a current ISPA member who welcomes them and helps facilitate their participation.

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Fellows Seminar Day

Fellows attend a one-day Seminar prior to the New York Congress where they learn through a series of peer-to-peer conversations and workshops.

Download the 2018 Seminar Day program

What’s your region?

Now Accepting Applications

APPLICATION DEADLINE
July 12, 2019 at 17:00 EDT

NOTIFICATION OF STATUS
September 27, 2019

PROGRAM DATES
January 13- 16, 2020

BENEFITS

Fellows receive:

  • One year ISPA membership with access to all member benefits
  • Full Pass registration to the New York 2020 ISPA Congress (January 13 - 16, 2020), including one-day Seminar prior to the Congress (January 13, 2020)
  • Travel subsidy which may include per diem, flights, and accommodation to support expenses related to attending the Congress
  • Introduction to a current ISPA member who will welcome the Fellow to the Congress and help facilitate their participation as part of ISPA's Community Building Program

ELIGIBILITY

The Global Fellowship Program seeks to engage leaders working in the management of all professional performing arts. ISPA accepts applicants from all regions of the world, with particular attention paid to applicants from developing economies.

Applicants must:
  • Be currently employed/ working in the professional performing arts
  • Have a minimum of five years professional experience in the performing arts field
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  • Have the ability to attend and fully participate in the New York 2020 ISPA Congress, January 14 - 16, 2020, and one-day Fellows Seminar on January 13, 2020
  • Have received no more than two ISPA Fellowships in the past

Please note: For the purpose of ISPA's Global Fellowship, the professional performing arts includes individuals working principally in the arts and culture sector either with organizations/ institutions or as independent producers/ managers. Generally, those working within academia, education, community organizations, and independent artists are not eligible.

Download the Application Guidelines

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Now Accepting Applications

APPLICATION DEADLINE
June 22, 2019 at 7:00 am AEST (June 21, 17:00 EDT)

NOTIFICATION OF STATUS
August 7, 2019

PROGRAM DATES
2020: January 13 - 16, 2020 (New York) & May/June TBD (Taipei)
2021: January 11 - 14, 2021 (New York)
2022: January 2022 (New York)

BENEFITS

In 2020, Fellows receive:

  • One year ISPA membership with access to all member benefits
  • Full Pass registration to the New York 2020 ISPA Congress (January 13 - 16, 2020), including one-day Seminar prior to the Congress (January 13, 2020)
  • Up to $4,000 US stipend to assist with travel and accommodation expenses related to attending the New York Congress
  • Full pass registration and up to $2,100 US stipend to assist with travel and accommodation expenses related to attending the Taipei 2020 ISPA Congress (dates TBD)

Pending a successful annual review, Fellows are eligible to participate for up to two additional years and receive the same benefits to attend the New York Congress as year one of the program.

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must:

  • Be permanent residents or citizens of Australia
  • Be currently employed/ working in the performing arts
  • Have a minimum of five years professional experience in the arts
  • Have not received an ISPA Fellowship in the past
  • Have the ability to attend and fully participate in ISPA for the next three years

Download the Application Guidelines

Apply Online

Program in Progress

Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Fellowships have been awarded for the current program which runs 2019 - 2021. We are not accepting applications at this time. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified of new program availability.

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Program in Progress

The Denmark Fellowships have been awarded for the current program which runs 2018 - 2020. We are not accepting applications at this time. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified of new program availability.

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Application Period Now Closed

Arts Council England

APPLICATION DEADLINE
June 7, 2019 at 17:00 EDT

NOTIFICATION OF STATUS
August 7, 2019

PROGRAM DATES
2020: January 13 - 16, 2020 (New York) & May/June 2020 (Taipei)
2021: January 11 - 14, 2021 (New York) & May/June 2020 (Reykjavik)
2022: January 2022 (New York) & May/June 2021 (TBD)

Program in Progress

The Hong Kong Fellowship has been awarded for the current program which runs 2019 - 2021. We are not accepting applications at this time. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified of new program availability.

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Program in Progress

 Dutch Performing Arts / Performing Arts Fund NL

The Netherlands Fellowships have been awarded for the current program which runs 2019 - 2021. We are not accepting applications at this time. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified of new program availability.

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Program in Progress

The Québec Fellowships have been awarded for the current program which runs 2019 - 2021. We are not accepting applications at this time. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified of new program availability.

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Program in Progress

The Scotland Fellowships have been awarded for the current program which runs 2018 - 2020. We are not accepting applications at this time. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified of new program availability.

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Program in Progress

The Singapore Fellowships have been awarded for the current program which runs 2017 - 2019. We are not accepting applications at this time. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified of new program availability.

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Application Period Now Closed


APPLICATION DEADLINE
June 12, 2019 at 23 UTC+2 (17:00 EDT)

NOTIFICATION OF STATUS
August 7, 2019

PROGRAM DATES
2020: January 13 - 16, 2020 (New York))
2021: January 11 - 14, 2021 (New York)
2022: January 2022 (New York)

Meet the ISPA Fellowship Participants

Since 2007

$1.5Million+
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Fellowships Across
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Regions

Thanks to Our Partners

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Australia Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts
Danish Agency for Culture
Arts Council England
Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC)
Performing Arts Fund NL
Dutch Performing Arts
The British Council
Congrès Montréal ISPA 2017
Creative Scotland
National Arts Council Singapore
Svensk Scenkonst
Musikverket

Questions?

Contact Nora Fleury

nfleury@ispa.org

1 212 206 8490 x201