Pentacle’s 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.
ABOUT THE ARTS MANAGEMENT TRAINING FELLOWSHIP
Growing out of our 2019 pilot, Arts Management Training Program, and our long-running Internship Program (Cultivating Leadership in Dance), AMTF provides year-long fellowships for two administrators specializing in development and marketing respectively. Over the course of a year, the fellows 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. Read Pentacle's blog post about the announcement and recruitment for its current fellows.
PARTNER WITH THE ARTS MANAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP
Pentacle seeks two artistic entities to host a Fellow for six months from October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021 during Phase 2 of the program. Phase 2 of the Fellowship matches each of the Fellows with an artistic entity looking to build their operational capacity in either marketing or development activities. The Fellows will work directly for the artistic entity throughout the six months for 15 hours/week following a work plan developed collaboratively between Pentacle’s Education & Outreach staff, the Fellow and the artistic entity. Pentacle’s staff will provide project support if necessary and engage in regular check-ins with both parties. Currently all work will be remote.
There is a nominal fee of $1,000 for artistic entities to participate. The Fellows’ annual salary of $25,000 will continue to be paid by Pentacle. BIPOC-led artistic entities are encouraged to apply. Meet our two Fellows on our website.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Sign up for our quarterly newsletter for timely updates and announcements. For more information or questions please contact Education & Outreach Associate, Brittany Couch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidelines for interested artistic entities:
- Prior experience working with interns or Fellows
- Both individuals and incorporated companies are eligible
- No budget size requirement
Pentacle’s Career Development Programs are 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 Kathy Hochul 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 its Career Development Programs from the Howard Gilman Foundation, The Lotos Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, and generous individual donors.