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Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship

Fellowships to Connecticut Arts Administrators
for Career Development Activities

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) - Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA)

Deadline Date:

03/01/18

Description:

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Fellowships of $2,500 to Connecticut arts administrators to support professional development activities and other career-advancing opportunities. Applications are invited from both mid-career and emerging arts administrators. Funding may be used for a broad range of activities to strengthen the individual’s arts leadership, career, or business goals.

Funds may be used to support the participation in activities including:
-Tuition or registration fees for workshops, conference, and trainings, including travel and hotel costs
-Fees to work directly with consultants or career coaches; and
-Directly related costs for professional development activities that take place within the funding period.

Grant Categories:
-Emerging Arts Administrator with 2-4 years experience
-Mid-career Arts Administrator with 5-8 year experience

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151258

Number of Grants:

The Connecticut Office of the Arts will award one (1) grant in each of the two categories.

Estimated Size of Grant:

$2,500

Term of Contract:

The fellowship funding period is May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, an individual must:
-Currently work or be officially affiliated with a Connecticut nonprofit arts organization;
-Be a Connecticut resident; and
-Have been employed fewer than eight (8) consecutive years as an arts administrator.

Ineligible Costs:
-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:

The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Contact Information:

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

Rhonda F. Olisky
860-500-2452
rhonda.olisky@ct.gov

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut