DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland (USA) > Fellowships

The global arts management Fellowship at the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland provides personalized training and support for current executives from around the world.


The DeVos Institute of Arts Management provides training, consultation, and implementation support for arts managers and their boards. It operates on the premise that while much is spent to train artists, too little is spent to support the managers and boards who keep those artists at work. Founded at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2001, the DeVos Institute transitioned to the University of Maryland in 2014, where it continues to offer support to individuals, organizations, and—in collaboration with foundations and governments—to communities of organizations around the world.

The Program:

The program is offered free of charge to arts managers from across the United States and around the world through a competitive application process. Fellows attend a four-week residency in Washington, D.C. each summer for three consecutive years and receive ongoing personalized mentoring, both during and between the month-long residencies. Applicants must currently serve as an executive or department head within an arts or cultural organization and have a minimum of five years working experience in an administrative capacity in an arts or cultural organization.  Since 2001, the Fellowship has served over 200 managers from 55 countries.

Fellows receive:

  • 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

Deadline: 15 December 2017

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