The ELNYA Fellowship Program is an opportunity for young professionals in the creative industries to play a structured, season-long role in the organization. Through this program, you will build your skill set and expand your networks while directing your talents toward the growth and continued success of ELNYA and your career. We’re looking for Fellows who are in-the-know and of-the-moment, engagers and connectors who have the enthusiasm, talent, and follow-through to create real impact across sectors as arts advocates.

Application deadline: August 1, 2016


About the Program
If selected, you will serve a fellowship term from mid-September through December 31, 2017.

Time Commitment
As a Fellow, you should be prepared to commit approximately 15 hours a month to ELNYA activities:
– Two Fellow Orientation meetings at the beginning of the Fellowship cycle (attendance in person is mandatory)
– Quarterly joint Fellows/Board meetings (attendance in person is mandatory)
– Event-planning phone calls and meetings as needed (bimonthly or monthly)
– Attendance at Creative Conversations, Culture Clubs, Happy Hours, and other events (regular attendance is not required but encouraged)
– Promotion of all ELNYA events through social media and other platforms to your established and prospective networks

Fellowship Program Structure
Each fellow is expected to:
– Take the lead on conceptualizing and implementing their own event idea. The event you propose in this fellowship application will be the event you are expected to plan.
– Provide event planning/production support for 3-4 additional events for which another fellow is in the lead planning role
– Integrate fundraising opportunities at events to ensure sustained success and expansion of ELNYA’s mission, programs and reach

What you will gain from the experience of being an ELNYA Fellow:
– Mentorship from seasoned professionals coming from a variety of creative fields
– Hands-on curation, production, and promotion experience
– Professional development training in collaboration with ELNYA Board members, current and past Fellows and ELNYA members
– Multiple opportunities to develop your leadership skills
– The opportunity to practice working with different team structures and dynamics
– Building your online presence and voice through a variety of social media tools
– Diversification of your professional network and instant growth of your community
– Exposure to Americans for the Arts and other Emerging Leader networks


Questions? Contact info@elnya.org!

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Did you miss our panel Leading Inclusion in February? Were you there and want to keep the conversation going? Join Emerging Leaders of NY Arts (ELNYA) and co-host FABNYC next week on Wednesday, June 29th for a second panel about diversity in New York arts: FABxELNYA present: Leading Inclusion!

RSVP here (scroll all the way down)

Leading Inclusion II

ELNYA joins FABNYC to host Leading Inclusion, a panel discussion about strengthening and advancing diversity in New York’s arts and cultural organizations. Panelists will speak about their own experiences within the field facing efforts (and sometimes the lack thereof) with regards to equity and diversity as well as discuss initiatives and strategies that organizations and individuals can engage in to be more inclusive and action-oriented.

Returning and new panelists include:

  • Christine Bruno (Disability Advocate, Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts)
  • Aaron Cedolia (Co-Founder, Peoplmovr)
  • AnaMaria Correa (Director, School of Dance, Ballet Hispanico)
  • Geoffrey Jackson Scott (Co-Founder, Peoplmovr)
  • Chie Morita (Managing Director, New York Neo-Futurists)
  • Eduardo Vilaro (Artistic Director and CEO, Ballet Hispanico)
  • Moderator: Adam Forman (Senior Researcher, Center for an Urban Future)

What​: Leading Inclusion: Continuing the Conversation on Diversity in the Arts
When​: Wednesday, June 29th
Time​: 7pm – 9pm
Where​: Downtown Art (70 East 4th Street, 7th Floor)
Fee: ​Free!
RSVP​: http://bit.ly/25HQCC4


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