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Kennedy Center Institute for Arts Management

Created in 2001 by Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser, the Institute for Arts Management strives to impart hands-on arts management experience to participants in the fellowship and internship programs. Through practical application of management skills, fellows and interns gain in-depth knowledge and expertise used by successful managers in today's complex world of performing arts.
2005-2006 FellowsThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts offers valuable skills building for arts managers through the Institute for Arts Management. The Fellowship Program provides up to 10 highly motivated, disciplined, and creative artists and arts managers the instruction and experience they need to succeed in today's complex arts environment.

Fellows enjoy close working relationships with experienced arts professionals, hands-on work opportunities, a structured blend of independent and collective learning experiences, and the opportunity to work in one of the busiest and most artistically diverse performing arts centers in the United States. Fellows are expected to attend performances and educational events, as well as complete significant projects within the context of the Kennedy Center.

Fellowships are full-time and last 10 months starting in September and ending in June. The Institute emphasizes excellence, creativity, economic problem solving, strategic planning, internationalism, and a commitment to new technologies.

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Summer 2005 InternsThe Kennedy Center internship program offers meaningful, on-the-job experience for college juniors, seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates who are interested in beginning careers in arts management or arts education. This semester-long, full-time internship offers a wide range of performing arts events and programs that provide a setting for endless career development opportunities.

During the internship, participants maintain a working portfolio and attend performances, workshops, and classes presented by the Center. Whether the internship is in press, advertising, education, development, or one of the many other areas offered, the experience sets the tone for a future career in arts management.

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The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is a partner with the Institute in the international component of its fellowship program.

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