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The ELNYA Fellows 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.

Events fall into one of the following categories: Creative Conversations, Culture Clubs, Happy Hours, Fundraisers + Other. You can read much more about each category in our application.

Learn more about our current Fellows here, and check out our awesome programs from this past year. See how you can get in on the action here

If selected, you will serve a Fellowship term from mid-September through December 31, 2016.

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Applications accepted through Friday, July 24, 2015. APPLY HERE! 

Read the full application outline, including the descriptions of event types and all of the application questions. Please submit your answers to the questions online, along with your resume, by clicking the link above. *Note that you won’t be able to save your progress in the online application form, so we recommend preparing your answers before beginning to fill out the form.*             

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What: [Culture Club] Global Mashup Series: HAITI MEETS CHINA with Private Pre-show Reception
When: Friday, June 5
6 PM – Private Pre-show Reception – ELNYA guests only
7 PM – Dance Lesson
8 PM – Concert & Jam
Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, New York 11354
Tickets: $10 with code ELNYA (an exclusive discount of over 30% off regular price)
More info & tickets:

Join us for Flushing Town Hall’s final Global Mashup series event and pre-show reception organized exclusively for ELNYA guests! ELNYA’s Culture Club destination for June is none other than Queens, the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world!

Flushing Town Hall is mashing up two cultures on one stage with an open dance floor! Featuring Agoci Band from Haiti, who will be serving a hot helping of Kompa Music, and FJ Music Fusion, a Chinese musician duo dedicated to bringing China’s traditional music to NYC. They’ll blend together with an impromptu jam in the last set.


ELNYA Creative Conversation: Art in a Changing New York @ May 2

April 20, 2015

What: Art in a Changing New York When: Saturday, May 2 Time: 2:30- 4:30 pm Where: The corner of Court Square and Jackson Avenue in Court Square Park, E/M/G/7 at Court Square Fee: FREE RSVP: Join ELNYA in celebrating the life and work of Jane Jacobs as we walk from Long Island City to […]

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4/22 You’re Invited To Our April Culture Club & Happy Hour Event

March 24, 2015

Who: Spring is finally here- Come out and celebrate with a white wine and a white whale! What: Threadbare Theatre Workshop presents an Earth Day reading of or, The Whale, an original adaptation of “Moby-Dick” for the stage. This intimate reading is followed by …NOW WHAT?, a happy hour conversation with creative self-starter, Jen Tullock, […]

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ELNYA [Culture Club] Beat the Winter Blues with Glass! @ Feb. 22

February 2, 2015

Private exhibition and studio tour of UrbanGlass! Join ELNYA in exploring the science and process of glassworking at UrbanGlass in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. We’ll have a walk through of the new exhibition Material Location with several of the artists and the exhibition’s curator and current ELNYA Fellow, Susie J. Silbert. Then, we’ll warm up with […]

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ELNYA [Culture Club] Private Gallery Tour at Japan Society @ January 6, 2015

December 16, 2014

Step into the garden with ELNYA! ELNYA invites you for a private tour of Japan Society’s current gallery exhibition Garden of Unearthly Delights: Works by Ikeda, Tenmyouya & teamLab led by Japan Society Gallery staff, followed by an informal gathering with the ELNYA community and Japan Society staff. Date: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 Time: Doors […]

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12/9 Content as Current$y and Holiday Party!

November 25, 2014

Join ELNYA on December 9th for a “create your own adventure” event and open bar holiday party at Freecandy Creative Space in Brooklyn. We’ll be exploring the ins and outs of artist/business collaboration, how to spot cultural trends, how to get your work noticed by trend-spotting brands, and the art of staying true to your […]

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Private VIP Tour of the MET with MUSEUM HACK!

October 30, 2014

        This month, to mark National Arts & Humanities Month, ELNYA is thrilled to announce that we’ve teamed up with MUSEUM HACK to offer our ELNYA community a very special NYC arts experience –  a VIP evening tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. What better way to celebrate the arts (and […]

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What does an ELNYA Fellow do? (Alicia Jean-Noel)

September 19, 2014

If you didn’t know ELNYA is a New York City-based networking and professional development group that explores new ideas, best practices and challenges in the field of arts management. The new fellows start October 15th. Another 2013-14 Fellows interview below: Alicia Jean-Noel creates innovative ways to connect people to arts and culture. Currently, she is […]

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What does an ELNYA Fellow do? (Gail Goldspiel)

September 18, 2014

The ELNYA Fellowship is a prime opportunity to get your feet wet in the NYC Arts scene, make friends, contacts, learn from other rising stars like yourself. Below is another interview from the 2013-14 group: Gail Goldspiel earned her Masters in Museum and Childhood Education from the Bank Street College of Education in May 2012. […]

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What does an ELNYA Fellow do? (Matt Branch)

September 16, 2014

As the 2013-14 fellowship comes to a close, we are posting stories from the current class to give the future class a sense of what happens in the fellowship. Matt Branch is a New York City native with a passion for art and social justice. He currently serves as the Academic Programs Coordinator at the […]

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What does an ELNYA Fellow do?

September 16, 2014

Exciting news. The new ELNYA Fellows start October 15th! To get a sense of what happens when you serve an Emerging Leaders of New York Arts Fellowship, we are posting brief interviews from the 2013-14 class. First up Ngoc-Tran Vu (who actually just relocated to Boston and will be a real asset to the art scene […]

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ELNYA’s FINAL Patio Happy Hour of 2014

August 12, 2014

Join Emerging Leaders of New York Arts for its final patio Happy Hour of 2014, at Local Cafe of Monday, August 18, 2014. What: ELNYA’s Summer Patio Networking Happy Hour When: Monday, August 18, 6:30pm-8:30pm Who: All ELNYAns, and any and all emerging arts and business professionals and peers We welcome all first-timers, make this your first event! Cost: […]

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Tell Us What You Want (What You Really Really Want)

June 4, 2014
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Dear ELNYAns, As a Board, we’ve been chatting a lot lately about how we can better serve our emerging leader network with the types of events we program. We also want to learn more about the makeup of our community, so we figured who better to ask than you! We have questions like…. What types […]

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Join ELNYA for a Rooftop Happy Hour – July 22nd at Night of Joy in Brooklyn!

July 2, 2015

Come get your drink on in “a bar that straddles the line between divey and Victorian so well, you’ll think you’re relaxing in a modern-day version of an Oscar Wilde novel” (TimeOut NY) What: Good ol’ outdoor drinking fun and networking with ELNYA! Where: Night of Joy (667 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn) – When: Wednesday, […]

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Stories of Innovation and Adaptive Change in the Arts

June 17, 2015

Hello, and greetings from EmcArts and This is Nayantara Sen, EmcArts Communications Manager and ArtsFwd Editor, and I’m writing to let you know that EmcArts has just released two new case studies in Innovation and Adaptive Capacity, featuring the Center of Creative Arts’ COCABiz program, and Latino New South, a collaborative project between Levine […]

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Job Opening at Socrates Sculpture Park

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Socrates Sculpture Park, an internationally renowned outdoor exhibition space and artist residency program that also serves as a cultural anchor and public park in Long Island City, Queens, is currently seeking an experienced, independent, and energetic Development & Communications Manager to join a small, dedicated staff to assist and promote its mission and programs. The […]

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2015-16 BAM Professional Development Program

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2015-16 BAM Professional Development Program BAM invites Brooklyn-based 501(c)(3) arts organizations to apply to the 2015-16 cycle: The BAM Professional Development Program ( provides professional development training and deeply discounted theater and rehearsal studio rental to an annual selection of Brooklyn-based nonprofit arts organizations. The 2015-16 cycle is presented by BAM in collaboration with […]

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