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Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship

Fellowships to Connecticut Administrators at Arts
Nonprofits for Career Advancement Activities

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Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)

Deadline Date:

04/07/21 11:59 PM

Description:

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Fellowships of up to $2,500 to Connecticut administrators at nonprofit arts organizations for career advancement opportunities. Funding is intended to support the cost of activities related to professional development, including conferences, workshops, coaching, travel, and training. In 2021, the Foundation is focusing on individuals who are of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in arts administration roles.

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. 

Funds may be used toward expenses directly related to professional development activities, including but not limited to:

  • Tuition or registration fees for workshops, conferences, and training
  • Fees to work directly with a consultant or career coach
  • Travel and hotel costs associated with attending a workshop, conference, or training.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151258

Estimated Size of Grant:

An applicant may request up to $2,500.

Term of Contract:

Funding period: May 1, 2021 - April 30, 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An individual must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:
- be a Connecticut resident;
- be an arts administrator or an individual who aspires to become an arts administrator;
- be affiliated, as paid staff, contractual worker or a volunteer, with a Connecticut non-profit arts organization at time of application;
- be affiliated, as paid staff, contractual worker or a volunteer, with a Connecticut non-profit arts organization at time of professional development activity; and
- have a minimum of two (2) years and less than ten (10) years of experience in the arts, not necessarily in the field of arts administration.

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:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://ctofficeofthearts.smapply.org/

Direct questions to Rhonda F. Olisky at rhonda.olisky@ct.gov

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