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Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship

Fellowships to Connecticut Art Administrators
for Career Advancement Activities

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)

Deadline Date:

04/13/20 5:30 PM Receipt

Description:

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Fellowships of up to $2,500 to Connecticut art administrators for career advancement activities. Funding is intended to support expenses such as consultant fees, coaching, registration and tuition, travel, and accommodations relating to attendance at conferences, workshops, and training sessions. The purpose of the fellowship program is to enable applicants to pursue professional development opportunities that will further their careers in arts administration.

The Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship provides funding to advance careers in arts administration.  Arts administration is the field that concerns the business operations of an arts organization, including but not limited to staff management, public relations, marketing, budget/fiscal management, board development, fund-raising, program development and evaluation. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151258

Estimated Size of Grant:

An applicant may request up to $2,500.

Term of Contract:

Funding period: May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, an individual must:

- Be a Connecticut resident;
- Be employed by a Connecticut non-profit arts organization at time of application;
- Be employed by a Connecticut non-profit arts organization at time of professional development activity; and
- Have a minimum of two (2) years and no more than ten (10) years of experience in the arts field.

Ineligible expenses:

- Funding to offset applicant’s regular salary or wages
- Funding to offset general operating costs of the applicant’s affiliated arts organization
- Costs incurred outside the funding period

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by Monday, April 13, 2020 before 5:30 pm.

How to apply: https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Arts-Culture/Professional_Development/Elizabeth-Mahaffey-Arts-Admin/How-To

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email your application as a Word document with attachments to Rhonda F. Olisky at rhonda.olisky@ct.gov.

The subject of the email should read: MAHAFFEY FELLOWSHIP: Your Name.

For more information or if you have questions, contact Rhonda F. Olisky at 860-500-2452 or via the above email.

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