National Leaders of Color Fellowship Seeks Cohort / Deadline: August 31

The National Leaders of Color Fellowship (LoCF) program is looking for its next cohort of arts leaders from across the country.

LoCF is a strategic leadership development program for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) leaders in our region who are committed to the advancement of cultural equity in the arts. Using a cohort structure, the program has emphasized experiential learning, community building, and service to the field. 

The nation’s six Regional Arts Organizations (RAOs)—including Mid-America Arts Alliance—are currently seeking fellows for an all-expenses-paid, 8-month fellowship to be held online from October 2022–May 2023. 

Applications are now open and due August 31. 

This fellowship is designed as a robust strategic leadership development program for leaders of color who have promise and/or demonstrated performance aligned with equity. As such, applicants are strongly suggested to receive pay from their employers for hours spent engaging with this fellowship opportunity. The RAOs are available to provide a letter of support as a resource by request.

Have questions about this program?
Margie Johnson Reese, one of the program’s instructors and longtime arts management professional, is hosting two office hours to answer questions. Sign up via Eventbrite for one of the following times.

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