Apply by 4/20: Leadership in Arts Management Program

Fri, 04/08/2011 (All day)

Los Angeles County Arts Commission Internship ProgramApply by April 20th for the Leadership in Arts Management Program for alumni of The Getty Foundation and Los Angeles County Arts Commission Internship Programs.

Approximately twenty-five intern alumni will be selected to participate in seven monthly full day sessions devoted to arts management and leadership topics, and activities and discussions that explore leadership development. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge of a range of arts leadership and management topics affecting arts organizations, including key elements of nonprofit organizations (values, mission and vision), life cycle stages of nonprofit organizations, leadership vs. management, leadership styles and roles, boards of directors, development, nonprofit finance, marketing, advocacy and evaluation. In addition, a session topic will be selected by participants. Sessions will be facilitated by an experienced professional with monthly guest speakers providing lectures and activities around particular subject areas.

Program participants who attend all of the monthly sessions will be eligible to apply for a professional development grant of up to $1,500 to attend a conference or other professional development program. A brief proposal describing the activity, budget and timeline for the professional development activity, as well as a brief final report about the impact of the activity, will be required.

We invite you to review the application guidelines and application on the Arts Commission Web site at http://lacountyarts.org/internshipalumni.html.

The deadline to apply to the Leadership in Arts Management Program is April 20, 2011.

Background:
In 1999 The Getty Foundation and Los Angeles County Arts Commission formed a public-private partnership to support internships for undergraduate college students to gain work experience and training in the nonprofit arts sector. Since 1993, The Getty Foundation has supported more than 2,350 internships and since 1999, the County has supported 1,363 internships. The total number of intern alumni of both The Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program and Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program is now approximately 3,700.

Building on the successful model of the Arts Commission's Arts Leadership Initiative (ALI), the Leadership in Arts Management Program will provide alumni of the Getty and County internship programs with foundational leadership and management training in arts administration through the formation of a learning group and small grants for a defined professional development activity. This program has been generously funded by The Getty Foundation.

Purpose:
The Leadership in Arts Management program is dedicated to further developing the careers of alumni of the Multicultural Undergraduate Internship and Arts Internship programs who are actively employed in the nonprofit arts sector.

Eligibility:
Eligible applicants must, at the time of application, meet all of the following requirements:
* Past participation in The Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Internship or Los Angeles County Arts Internship program;
* Currently employed at a nonprofit arts organization;
* At least two years of experience working in the nonprofit arts sector; and
* Have the support of their employer to participate in the program, as demonstrated by a letter of commitment that is signed by both the applicant and the applicant's supervisor.

Selection:
Up to twenty-five participants will be selected through a competitive process guided by a selection committee made up of The Getty Foundation and Los Angeles County Arts Commission staff. The committee evaluates each application based on evidence of the applicant's qualifications for the program including:
* Eligibility for the program;
* Readiness to both contribute to and gain from the program;
* Motivation for participating; and
* The perspectives the applicant will bring to the program.

How to apply:
Download the Leadership in Arts Management Application (Word file), Guidelines (PDF) and Letter of Commitment (PDF) from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Web site: http://lacountyarts.org/internshipalumni.html.

A complete application will include the signed letter of commitment and completed application.
The deadline to apply is April 20, 2011. Applicants will be informed of decisions by email on May 20, 2011.

Questions?
Please direct questions associated with the Leadership in Arts Management application to:
Anji Gaspar-Milanovic
Technical Assistance Programs Manager
Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Email: internship@arts.lacounty.gov
Phone: 213-202-3981