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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

Canada Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications

Deadline: November 9, 2018 at 17:00 EST


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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?

APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED

NOTIFICATION OF STATUS
Friday, September 21, 2018

PROGRAM DATES
January 7- 10, 2019

Meet the current Fellows

Program in Progress

The Australia Fellowships have been awarded for the current program which runs 2017 - 2019. We are not accepting applications at this time. Please check back periodically for renewed program information.

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Now Accepting Applications

Canada Council for the Arts

APPLICATION DEADLINE
November 9, 2018 at 17:00 EST

NOTIFICATION OF STATUS
November 30, 2018

PROGRAM DATES
January 7 - 10, 2019
May 27 - June 1, 2019
January 13 - 16, 2020
January 11 - 14, 2021

BENEFITS

  • One-year ISPA membership with access to all member benefits
  • Full Pass registration to the New York 2019 ISPA Congress (January 8 – 10, 2019), including a one-day Seminar prior to the Congress (January 7, 2019)
  • Up to $1,875 US stipend to assist with travel and accommodation expenses related to attending the New York Congress
  • Full pass registration and up to $2,125 US stipend to assist with travel and accommodation expenses related to attending the Guadalajara 2019 ISPA Congress (May 27 – June 1, 2019, TBC).
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.

CRITERIA
Applicants must:

  • Be permanent residents or citizens of Canada
  • 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
  • Be proficient in English, the working language of ISPA

Download the Application Guidelines

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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. Please check back periodically for renewed program information.

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Program in Progress

The England Fellowships have been awarded for the current program which runs 2017 - 2019. We are not accepting applications at this time. Please check back periodically for renewed program information.

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APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED

NOTIFICATION OF STATUS
Late October

PROGRAM DATES
January 7- 10, 2019

 Dutch Performing Arts / Performing Arts Fund NL

APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED

NOTIFICATION OF STATUS
October 5, 2018

PROGRAM DATES
January 7- 10, 2019

Program in Progress

The MENA Fellowships have been awarded for the current 2018 program. We are not accepting applications at this time. Please check back periodically for renewed program information.

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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. Please check back periodically for renewed program information.

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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. Please check back periodically for renewed program information.

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. Please check back periodically for renewed program information.

Meet the current Fellows

Program in Progress


The Sweden Fellowships have been awarded for the current program which runs 2017 - 2019. We are not accepting applications at this time. Please check back periodically for renewed program information.

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Meet the ISPA Fellowship Participants

Since 2007

$1.3Million+
Invested in
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Fellows 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