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 executives.
ICA Fellows are typically early-to-mid-career professionals (30-40 years of age) who seek to engage in progressive thinking, advocacy, and collaborative action to achieve cultural equity and social justice. Participants must have at least 3-5 years of experience in the arts and culture sectors; be recognized and recommended by senior-level professionals in their field; and have a proven commitment to refocus the arts resources of cultural institutions to address the needs of historically underrepresented communities.
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
30 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:
Cycle VI Fellowship: Five Saturdays, March 24th (Orientation), April 21st, May 19th, June 2nd, June 16th, and a Meet and Greet on April 12th. 2018 at CCCADI’s new Firehouse home. a
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
Friday, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2018 at 5pm