Art Management, Consulting, Education

Summer Fellowship for International Arts Managers

#Summer Fellowship for International Arts ManagersLaunched in 2008, the DeVos Institute’s Summer Fellowship for International Arts Managers offers international arts managers an immersive program of study in arts management strategy. For four weeks each summer, for three consecutive years, Fellows participate in seminars, group projects, individual mentorships, and practical assignments supervised by Institute leadership and Kennedy Center senior staff.
An Immersive Program in Arts Management Strategy
Program includes seminars and coursework in:
• Strategic Planning
• Board Development
• Fundraising
• Marketing
• Artistic Planning
Fellows receive:
• Round trip economy airfare
• Lodging and per diem during the Fellowship
• Visa sponsorship
• Program materials

Applicant Criteria:

• Minimum five years working experience in an administrative capacity in an arts organization.
• Currently serving as an executive or department head with decision-making authority.
• Excellent business English, orally and in writing.
• Able to commit to the full term of the Fellowship (July 1–26, 2013; June 30–July 25, 2014; June 29–July 24, 2015).

What the Fellows are saying:

“The Summer Fellowship is a must have for arts managers who are grappling with fledging arts organizations faced with funding issues related to why they exist in the first place. A great opportunity to introspect and at the same time discuss and clear doubts with access to the top managers from around the world.”


Jay Shah


General Manager, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd – Mumbai, India


Summer Fellow, 2013




“The three summer sessions I spent with the Kennedy Center were truly transformative. They gave me the opportunity to meet inspirational people who are at the helm of the organization and who represent the best in arts management. Thanks to the Summer Fellowship, I encountered the most recent developments and trends in the field of marketing. I gained valuable insights into artistic and strategic planning, as well as inspiration for new ways to enrich my organization’s board. Their brilliant development department serves as an ongoing source of motivation as I develop new, creative ways of fundraising for my company’s bold artistic projects.”




Eva Kesslova


Managing Director, Berg Orchestra – Prague, Czech Republic


Summer Fellow, 2010




“A highlight of the program was the amazing way the training was delivered…the Summer Fellowshipallowed me to finally dream in a strategic, methodological, and executable way!”



Patrick Murage


Deputy Director, Nairobi Kuona Trust – Nairobi, Kenya


Summer Fellow, 2013


To Apply:

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