International Society for the Performing Arts’ England Fellowship Programme now open to applications (application deadline: 6th August 2024)

The International Society for the Performing Arts’ (ISPA) has launched the England Fellowship that provides 3-year access to ISPA’s extensive international network of arts professionals to 3 mid-career leaders from England’s performing arts community.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 6th August 2024.

Performing arts professionals who are deeply committed to increasing the global connectivity of the performing arts industry, as well as those who take initiative in their own professional development, are most likely to benefit. In considering applying, please be aware that the ISPA Congress is not a traditional arts market and opportunities for self-promotion are limited. 

The England Fellowship Program seeks to engage leaders within the professional performing arts sector, with particular attention paid to disabled and Global Majority applicants. Participants must be based in England and be interested in developing their career through an extended engagement with ISPA.

Applicants must:

o Be permanent residents in England.
o Be currently employed/ working in the performing arts.
o Have a minimum of 5 years professional experience in the arts.
o Be currently working for an organization which does not have sufficient funds or capacity to support them to join ISPA (or are independent/freelance).
o Have not received an ISPA Fellowship in the past, and
o Have the ability to attend and fully participate in ISPA for the next 3 years.

In 2025, Fellows receive:

o One-year ISPA membership with access to all member benefits.
o Full Pass registration to the New York 2025 ISPA Congress (January 14 – 16, 2025), including a one day Seminar prior to the Congress (January 13, 2025)
o Up to $2,125 (£1,650) US stipend to assist with travel and accommodation expenses related to attending the New York Congress.

Further information, including how to apply, is available on the International Society for the Performing Arts’ website.