Pentacle’s new Arts Management Training Fellowship (AMTF) is for emerging arts administrators of color from underrepresented communities with 1-3 years of experience in the field. In addressing the decline of artists able to transition from early to mid-career, a gap that is even wider for artists of color, this program is aimed at cultivating the next generation of arts leaders who will steer the field towards increased equity and access.
Growing out of our 2019 pilot, Arts Management Training Program, and our long-running Internship Program (Cultivating Leadership in Dance), AMTF will provide year-long fellowships for two administrators specializing in development and marketing respectively. Over the course of a year, the fellows will work 20 hours per week on marketing or development projects in conjunction with Pentacle staff as well as directly with several of the 250 performing arts companies who receive services from Pentacle. Each fellow will be mentored by a Pentacle-affiliated professional from the field, receive six months of professional development workshops including anti-racism training, attend important local field-wide convenings, and produce a final self-directed research project on a topic of their choice.
Pentacle’s AMTF is supported, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Pentacle receives private support for AMTF from the Howard Gilman Foundation, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, and The Harkness Foundation for Dance.