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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

Reinvesting in Global Fellowship Alumni

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, attendance at an ISPA Congress, and participation in our online and regional initiatives.

Since the program’s inception in 2007, we have held an annual open call for applications while also inviting past participants to apply for a repeat engagement.

We strive to balance two goals with the Global Fellowship application process:

(1) To fund the greatest number of eligible arts leaders from diverse backgrounds and regions;

(2) To offer extended participation of up to three years in the program.

For 2021, we are revisiting our approach to the application process. As a result of the global pandemic, and ISPA’s decision to host the 2021 congress virtually, we have given deep consideration of how best we can support mid-career arts leaders from around the globe. As such, this coming year’s Global Fellowship will be made available to program alumni only in lieu of our annual open call for applications. We anticipate launching the call for applications in August.

We look forward to coming back in 2022 with our fully realized Global Fellowship and application process as before. If you are an interested applicant, please stay in touch and check-back next year. We expect our application period for the 2022 Global Fellowship to launch in June 2021.

Until then, we also want to thank our individual donors, Advocacy Partners, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their ongoing support of the program.

Please check back here or sign up for our newsletter below to be notified of future Fellowship opportunities.

Please reach out to Nora Fleury with any questions or comments.

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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?

2021 Program To Be Announced

Program in Progress

The Australia Fellowships have been awarded for the current program which runs 2020 - 2022. We are not accepting applications at this time. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified of new program availability.

Meet the current Fellows

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.

Meet the current Fellows

Application Period Now Closed

The Denmark Fellowship application period for the program running from 2021 - 2023 is now closed. Thank you to all who applied. We look forward to being in touch on September 11, 2020, with the status of your application.

Meet the current Fellows

Program in Progress

Arts Council England

The England Fellowships have been awarded for the current program which runs 2020 - 2022. We are not accepting applications at this time. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified of new program availability.

Meet the current Fellows

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.

Meet the current Fellows

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.

Meet the current Fellow

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.

Meet the current Fellows

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.

Meet the current Fellows

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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Program in Progress


The Sweden Fellowships have been awarded for the current program which runs 2020 - 2022. We are not accepting applications at this time. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified of new program availability.

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Meet the ISPA Fellowship Participants

Since 2007

$1.5Million+
Invested in
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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[at]ispa[dot]org

1 212 206 8490 x201