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

The Downtown Brooklyn Arts Management Fellowship Program is launching its second cycle!

The fellowship is a paid 6-month opportunity for a cohort of young people to gain experience and skills for careers in arts management.  The program aims to increase the diversity of staff in cultural organizations, by creating a route into arts management without unpaid internships or master’s degrees.  It is 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.

This program is supported by generous funding from the Theater Subdistrict Council, LDC.

Fellowship Experience

Fellows will work in two 3-month work experience assignments at the partner organizations.  Assignments are available in all core areas of arts management, including Development, Marketing/Community Engagement, Education, Curatorial/Programming, Production/Tech and Administration/Finance.  The work assignments provide hands-on experience in areas of interest and an opportunity to grow into new areas.

Fellows will attend a professional development program twice each week.  The program includes hands-on skills in areas such as marketing, development and finance, leadership skills and job search skills.  The curriculum will include speakers, a group project, and site visits.  The fellowship is intended as a springboard for each fellow’s professional network and career in arts management.


  • College graduation between spring 2016 and spring 2018; or 3-4 years of work experience that substitutes for college
  • Strong interest in working for a NYC cultural organization
  • Some experience in arts producing, presenting or administration - paid or unpaid
  • Excellent communication skills and strong computer literacy
  • Available to work fulltime on weekdays, with flexibility for evening and weekend activities
  • Authorized to work in the US
  • We seek diversity across cultural background, racial identity, gender identity, economic background and physical ability.

Schedule and Pay

This is a full-time program starting in September 2018.  Fellows must be available for fulltime work on weekdays, and have flexibility to attend evening events.  The fellowship will pay an annual salary of $33,000 plus sick and vacation leave and medical insurance.

The Partners

BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. We present and incubate work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year.

Theatre for a New Audience opened its Polonsky Shakespeare Center in the Brooklyn Cultural District in 2013.  The Theatre has the mission to develop and vitalize the performance and study of Shakespeare and classic drama.

The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) uses the visual arts as a point of departure for exploring new artistic production across a variety of disciplines. Through exhibitions and programming, MoCADA incites dialogue on pressing social and political issues facing the African Diaspora and fosters a dynamic space for the creation and continuous evolution of culture.

Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG), founded in New York City in 1980 by choreographer Mark Morris, has a mission to develop, promote, and sustain dance, music, and opera productions by Morris and to serve as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community.

To Apply

Applications will be accepted until June 3 at midnight. Decisions will be announced in July 2018.

Click here to apply


Email DBFP@bricartsmedia.org