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2018-19 Downtown Brooklyn Arts Management Fellows, photo by Abigail B. Clark

The Downtown Brooklyn Arts Management Fellowship Program completed two cycles and is currently on hiatus.  This program was a paid opportunity for a cohort of young people to gain experience and skills for careers in arts management.  The program goal was to increase the diversity of staff in cultural organizations, by creating a route into arts management that does not rely on unpaid internships or master’s degrees.  It was sponsored by four organizations in the Brooklyn Cultural District: BRIC, Mark Morris Dance Group, Theatre for a New Audience, and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts.

The program design included work experience assignments at the partner organizations in all aspects of arts management.  Fellows also attended a professional development program twice each week, including core knowledge areas such as marketing and fundraising, communication skills, guest speakers, and an experiential learning project.  The fellowship was intended as a springboard for each fellow’s professional network and career in arts management.

We prepared a toolkit of materials for organizations who may be interested in developing similar fellowship programs.  For more information, please contact ballen@dbartsalliance.org.