ISPA’s Regional Fellowship Program

ISPAISPA’s Regional Fellowship Programs assist early to mid-career leaders from the performing arts field by providing them access to ISPA’s extensive network of international arts professionals. The Regional Fellowship Programs target leaders from specific regions and generally facilitate participation in ISPA over an extended period of time. Target regions and program details are determined by the funding made available in the region.

Who Should Apply?

Individuals 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. Those who enjoy engaging with a diverse group of people will be most successful in the program.

General Program Criteria & Guidelines

  • Resident in the respective region
  • Be currently employed/working in performing arts management;
  • Have a minimum of 5 years professional experience in the performing arts field;
  • Ability to attend and fully participate in a one-day Fellowship orientation and arts management seminar on Monday, January 12th, 2015 at the Asia Society in New York City. (Download a copy of 2014 Seminar Day Program for reference)
  • Ability to attend and fully participate in the New York 2015 ISPA Congress, January 13-15, 2015 in New York City.
  • Accepted Fellows should be prepared to complete a post-congress survey.
  • All multi-year Regional Fellowships will be reviewed on an annual basis by ISPA.

ISPA welcomes all eligible applications. The demand for Regional Fellowships far exceeds ISPA’s ability to fund all qualified applicants and/or specific financial requests. Please note that ISPA is not a traditional arts marketplace. This opportunity is intended for those working in the management of the performing arts.

How it Works

Funders from specific regions of the world provide the resources for early to mid-career leaders to join the ISPA network and attend ISPA congresses, most often for an extended engagement of 2-3 years (some exceptions apply).

ISPA currently has Regional Fellows participating from Australia, Canada, England, Denmark, Latin America, the Middle East/North Africa, and Scotland.

On August 15th, ISPA will begin accepting Regional Fellowship applications from the following regions/countries:

  • Scotland
  • Sweden

ISPA will begin accepting applications for the following Regional Fellows programs in early September (date TBD):

  • Colombia
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Northern Africa (including Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Syria and Yemen)

Application Process

To apply to one of ISPA’s Regional Fellowship Programs, you must first download the respective Regional Fellowship Program’s Application Guidelines.

These guidelines are located on their respective Fellowship webpages and contain:

  • Important program deadlines and criteria (which vary by region)
  • Digital application instructions
  • Application questions so you may prepare your application in advance
  • Information regarding the additional materials required in the digital application

ISPA will begin accepting applications for the Scottish and Swedish Fellowship Programs on August 15th with a deadline of September 15th, 2014 at 18:00 EDT. Explore the links above to view information about individual programs.

Why Participate?

ISPA’s Regional Fellowship Program has invested over $243,000 in 47 Regional Fellows from 12 countries since its inception in 2011. Past Fellows have grown their international networks, found new collaborative partners and mentors, and discovered renewed inspiration for their careers in the performing arts.

Read what past recent ISPA Fellows have to say about their experiences in the programs, and meet the 2014 ISPA Fellows.

Global Fellowship Program

If you are a mid-career performing arts professional interested in engagement with ISPA and you are not from one of the regions listed above or your region’s program is currently closed, please consider about ISPA’s Global Fellowship Program. Please note applicants may only apply for ONE program per year.

Regional Partners

ISPA gratefully acknowledges the Regional Fellowship partners who make these programs possible.

Questions? Contact Nicole Merritt at nmerritt@ispa.org or 1 212 206 8490 x201

LINK: http://www.ispa.org/?fellow_regional

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