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International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) Global Fellowship 2023 [Fully Funded to New York]: Apply by Sep 2

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) Global Fellowship 2023.

About 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 ISPA Congresses. The Fellows represent all disciplines, genres, and types of arts organizations.

The International Society for the Performing Arts’ (ISPA) Global Fellowship provides one-year access to ISPA’s extensive international network of arts professionals to emerging and mid-career leaders from the global performing arts community, with particular attention paid to applicants from developing economies.

This opportunity is intended for those working in the management of the professional performing arts. Performing arts professionals who are deeply committed to increasing the global connectivity of the performing arts industry, as well as those who take initiative in their own professional development, are most likely to benefit.

Key Fellowship Components

  • ISPA Membership: Fellows gain access to all member benefits including exclusive content on the ISPA website, newsletters, and social media.
  • New York ISPA Congress: Fellows attend the New York Congress where they engage with leaders from the world’s most significant arts organizations.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 their peers and leaders from some of the world’s most significant arts organizations, increase their industry knowledge and resources, 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.

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
  • Ability to fully participate in the New York 2023 ISPA Congress, January 10 – 12, 2023
  • Have received no more than two ISPA Global Fellowships in the past

Benefits

  • One-year ISPA membership with access to all member benefits
  • Full Pass registration to the New York 2023 ISPA Congress (January 10 – 12, 2023)
  • 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 ISPA and help facilitate their participation as part of ISPA’s Community Building Program

How to Apply?

Interested applicants can apply for the fellowship through this link.

Contact

Contact Mara Driscoll, Program and Advancement Lead at mdriscoll@ispa.org.

Click here to view the official notification for the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) Global Fellowship 2023.

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