Growing out of our 2019 pilot, Arts Management Training Program, and our long-running College and Post-Graduate Internship Program (previously Cultivating Leadership in Dance), the Arts Management Training Fellowship provides year-long fellowships for two administrators of color specializing in development and marketing respectively. This program is aimed at cultivating the next generation of arts leaders who will steer the field towards increased equity and access.
The Fellows work over the course of a year on marketing or development projects in conjunction with Pentacle staff as well as directly with two performing arts companies looking to build their administrative capacities. Each Fellow works with a mentor, receives professional development workshops including anti-racism training, attends important field-wide convenings, and produces a final self-directed research project on a topic of their choice.
ABOUT THE ARTS MANAGEMENT TRAINING FELLOWSHIP
Phase One: During the initial six months of AMFT, each Fellow learns necessary administrative and leadership skills while working as a staff member of Pentacle working 20 hours/week. The practical experience gained during this supportive phase is critical to the Fellows’ success in applying for and later moving into leadership positions in the nonprofit arts sector.
Phase Two: In Phase 2, the Fellows are each paired with an artistic entity to immediately apply the skills gained through Phase 1 while experiencing another facet of arts administration. Fellows also receive monthly professional development workshops led by field leaders during Phase 2, covering a range of topics within the nonprofit arts sector, including anti-racism training. The partnering artistic entities collaborate with the Fellows for 15 hours/week to achieve their mutually-defined goals at the highly subsidized rate of $1000 over the entire six-month period. This second phase is invaluable to both the Fellows and the artistic entities: allowing the Fellows to take on a leadership role in small arts organizations, helping them build their capacity and grow their infrastructure through effective marketing and development campaigns, and establish a track record of success for all parties.
Fellows are considered Pentacle employees for both phases of the program and paid a competitive, part-time salary plus benefits. They are also provided with resources to further their knowledge of the field and community they will serve through subsidized admission to important field-wide convenings and ticket stipends for performances across NYC.
ARTS MANAGEMENT TRAINING FELLOWSHIP ACTIVITIES MAY INCLUDE:
- Creating, managing and executing marketing campaigns for programs, events, and institutional promotion
- Designing digital content
- Drafting and implementing copy for print, web and newsletter content
- Analyzing marketing data
- Engaging in field-wide events
- Conducting and presenting research
- Institutional Giving: Grant Management, Research, and Writing
- Individual Giving: Planning/implementing campaigns, managing individual donations
- Board Activities: Coordinating with the Board’s Development Committee, liaising with the full Board Special
- Events: Assisting with cultivation events
- Engaging in field-wide events Conducting and presenting research
Pentacle’s Internship and Fellowship 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 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 its Internship and Fellowship Programs from the Howard Gilman Foundation, The New York Community Trust, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, and The Harkness Foundation for Dance.