WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the creation of the Next Generation Leaders Scholarship, an arts administration training program for people from historically underrepresented populations in the arts. The program, which includes a 10-week training intensive, comes with a $4,500 scholarship.
“Field research and real-world experience tells us that diverse, representative workforces lead to stronger, more vibrant, more creative organizations,” said Colby Thornton, the Kennedy Center’s director of talent acquisition and staff diversity, equity, and inclusion, in a statement. “The Next Generation Leaders Scholarship addresses real barriers that prevent qualified people from entering arts administration. By removing these obstacles and inviting students in, we are creating a pipeline for future arts leaders.”
The program is open to college juniors, seniors, and recent graduates, and consists of a rigorous 10-week course, partnering with a mentor, and job shadowing. To apply, go here.