OPEN FOR SUBMISSION: INNOVATIVE CULTURAL ADVOCACY FELLOWSHIP 2016

Open For Submissions: Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship 2016

 

The Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship (ICA) trains emerging arts-based professionals, transitioning into NYC cultural institutional public leadership and management, with a targeted focus to include and support persons from historically under-represented communities.  A core emphasis of the Fellowship is the advancement of cultural equity. ICA is a program of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI). ICA Fellows engage in sessions that nurture innovative thought processes and situate the growth of the field within historical context. Seminar readings are tied to the NYU course, “Cultural Governance: The Process of Creating a Cultural Equity Plan for NYC,” taught by, Dr. Marta Moreno Vega. ICA Fellows also meet with field leaders and   participate in roundtables focused on such themes as: “Frameworks in Historical Cultural Activism,” “Building Institutions in Our Own Image,” “Public Arts, Fiscal Equity: A Tale of Two Arts Cities,” among others. The Fellowship also includes site visits at NYC arts and cultural institutions, along with networking opportunities with notable senior arts professionals.

 

Fellows will engage with topics such as:
Frameworks in Historical Cultural Activism; Public Arts, Fiscal Equity: A Tale of Two Arts Cities; Building Institutions in Our Own Image, among others

Criteria: 
25 to 40-year-old arts-based professionals; must be endorsed by a current or recent employer or mentor; and can commit to attend all monthly gatherings

When & Where: 
Saturdays from 10AM to 3:30PM on September 10 (orientation), September 24, October 22, November 19th, December 17th, and one evening session to be determined at a later date at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute new Firehouse location

Fellows will gain the following:
-Effective strategies firmly rooted in social justice, arts advocacy, and cultural equity models from the Civil Rights era to more recent progressive grassroots arts movements

-Access to executive level arts field professionals through monthly sessions and cultural site visits

-Certification and a generous stipend of $750 for successful program completion

 

Application Deadline:

Friday, July 29, 2016 at 5pm