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Apply For International Society For The Performing Arts Global Fellowship Program 2019 (Fully Funded)

Apply For ISPA Global Fellowship Program 2019 (Fully Funded)

The International Society for the Performing Arts’ (ISPA) Global Fellowship Program provides one-year access to ISPA’s extensive international network of arts professionals to emerging and mid-career leaders from the global performing arts community, with particular attention paid to applicants from developing economies.

Participants join the ISPA membership and attend the New York International Society for the Performing Arts Congress where they engage in the development and exchange of ideas with leaders from some of the world’s most significant presenting organizations, performing arts organizations, artist management agencies, cultural policy groups, foundations, festivals and related professionals.

In considering applying, please be aware that the International Society for the Performing Arts Congress is not a traditional arts market and opportunities for self-promotion are limited. This opportunity is intended for those working in the management of the professional performing arts. Performing arts professionals who are deeply committed to increasing the global connectivity of the performing arts industry, as well as those who take initiative in their own professional development, are most likely to benefit.



Fellows receive:

One-year International Society for the Performing Arts membership with access to all member benefits

Full Pass registration to the New York 2020 ISPA Congress (January 14 – 16, 2020), including a one day Fellows Seminar prior to the Congress (January 13, 2020)

Travel subsidy which may include per diem, flights, and accommodation to support expenses related to attending the congress.

Introduction to a current International Society for the Performing Arts member who will welcome the Fellow to the Congress and help facilitate their participation as part of ISPA’s Community Building Program.


For any questions pertaining to access needs and support, please contact Nora Fleury, Program and Development Associate, at [email protected] or +1 (212) 206 8490 x 201.


The Global Fellowship Program seeks to engage leaders working in the management of all professional performing arts. ISPA accepts applicants from all regions of the world, with particular attention paid to applicants from developing economies.

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Applicants must:

  • Be currently employed/working in the professional performing arts;
  • Have a minimum of five years professional experience in the performing arts field;
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance;
  • Ability to attend and fully participate in the New York 2020 ISPA Congress, January 14 – 16, 2020, including the one-day Fellows Seminar on January 13, 2020; and

Have received no more than two ISPA Fellowships in the past. Please note: For the purpose of ISPA’s Global Fellowship, the professional performing arts includes individuals working principally in the arts and culture sector either with organizations/institutions or as independent producers/managers.

Generally, those working within academia, education, community organizations, and independent artists are not eligible.


Participants must have a strong working knowledge of English to successfully participate in the Global Fellowship Program. APPLICATION PROCESS Those interested in applying for ISPA’s Global Fellowship Program must submit an application form online.

Global Fellowship Application Form | http://bit.ly/20globalfellowship

Deadline | Friday, July 12, 2019 at 17:00 EDT

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This deadline will not be extended and late submissions will not be reviewed.

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