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FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Administrators of Color

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FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Administrators of Color



The School of Arts and Culture at MHP (SOAC), in partnership with the California Arts Council (CAC) and SVCreates, is administering a pilot program with the goal of uplifting an inclusive workforce and supporting the vibrancy of organizations that create and preserve the cultural identities of all California communities.

The California Arts Council Administrators of Color Fellowship (CAC ACF) seeks to address the dearth of opportunities for people of color in arts administration, with the intention of creating a pipeline for people of color across and throughout the arts sector. CAC ACF programming is made possible in part by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation and a one-time increase in state arts funding.

The SOAC will pair 10 arts administrators of color with an equal number of arts and culture organizations dedicated to equity and community engagement for a nine- to 12- month paid fellowship.  Fellows and Host Organizations will represent the geographic diversity of California across nine regions.  The SOAC will administer the application process for both Fellows and Host Organizations:

We will supply a suite of resources for Fellows, including a stipend of $50,000, and provide professional development opportunities and immersion in a learning community.

We will also re-grant $35,000 to Host Organizations and provide them with guidance to create an effective fellowship experience for their Fellows.

As the Administering Organization, SOAC designed the program delivery, is managing the application process, and will foster a cohort-based learning community for Fellows and Host Organizations. 

The application deadline for the California Arts Council Administrators of Color Fellowship is Friday, July 31 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. More information, including program guidelines, dates, and staff contacts can be found at