Executive Leadership in the Performing
Arts Fellowship Program


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Executive Leadership in the Performing Arts Program

Welcome to the application for The Executive Leadership in the Performing Arts Fellowship Program. 

This application will take about 30 – 45 minutes to complete. Submissions will be reviewed by a committee of performing arts centers CEOs and NAS staff.

All applicants must: 
  • Have a demonstrated commitment towards equity in the performing arts field
  • Have management experience
  • Be working at mid-career level with 10-15 years of experience working in the arts field
Regarding candidate experience having been exclusively in the arts field, exceptions may be made especially for those candidates ready to proceed to CFO, COO and CAO roles. For applicants pursuing a CEO future, the nominee must have at least 5 years of experience at a Performing Arts Center.

If selected as a fellow:
  • Participation in the program will require travel and time away from your job for as many as 20 days. 
  • You must have the support of your supervisor and/or CEO
  • Most performance arts centers require employees to have a COVID vaccination. Your participation in this program will be contingent upon proof of vaccination (and negative COVID rapid test at arrival to in-person Fellowship events).

By clicking *Next Page* you are confirming that you understand and can meet the requirements listed above.

In addition to completing the following application, consideration for the Executive Leadership in the Performing Arts Fellowship Program is contingent on receipt of a letter of recommendation from a current or previous supervisor who can speak to your leadership ability and readiness for a C-suite position.

Please direct this person to send their letter of recommendation by February 25, 2024 to Jade Cintrón Báez at jade@artstrategies.org.

If you do not yet have confirmed participation for your letter of recommendation, you may click *Next Page* to advance to the Executive Leadership in the Performing Arts Fellowship Program and complete the below prompt at a later date.
Letter of Recommendation Information

Section 1: Contact Information

Please provide your direct line or extension. This number will only be used to contact you regarding the Executive Leadership in the Performing Arts Program.

Section 2: Identity

Section 3: Career Goals

Section 4: Career Arc

Section 5: Demographic Information
This fellowship seeks to accelerate diversity in the performing arts field. The following information will help us select a fellowship cohort of diverse identities, abilities, and lived experiences. Sharing this information is entirely optional. Only the selection review committee will have access to it. Your responses will be kept private and secure. Please answer all questions you feel comfortable with.