INNOVATIVE CULTURAL ADVOCACY FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION | CYCLE VI

(APPLICATION OPEN)

ONLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE SELECTED FOR INTERVIEWS, AND WILL BE CONTACTED NO LATER THAN THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 7TH, 2018.


The Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship (ICA) trains emerging arts-based professionals, transitioning into NYC cultural institutional public leadership and management, with a targeted focus to include and support persons from historically under-represented communities. A core emphasis of the Fellowship is the advancement of cultural equity. ICA is a program of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI).


This program is open to early to mid-career arts-based professionals (ages 30-40), passionately interested in the issues of cultural arts equity, arts advocacy, and that can commit to all of the following:

● Cycle VI Fellowship: Five Saturdays, March 24th (Orientation), April 21st, May 19th, June 2nd, June 16th, and a Meet and Greet on April 12th. 2018 at CCCADI’s new Firehouse home.

● Group assignment aligned with one cultural institution

● Submission of written analysis document to CCCADI for future compilation

CHECKLIST OF REQUIRED MATERIALS

□ Application Form - complete online

□ Answers to Application Questions - complete online

□ Evaluating Your Commitments - complete online

□ Bio and Resume - Email kcunningham@cccadi.org with SUBJECT LINE:  ICA Bio and Resume 2018 

□ Two Letters of Recommendation - Email kcunningham@cccadi.org with SUBJECT LINE: ICA Recommendation Letters 2018

SUBMIT MATERIALS NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2018

ONLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE SELECTED FOR INTERVIEWS AND WILL BE CONTACTED NO LATER THAN THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 7TH, 2018.


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SECTION A: APPLICATION QUESTIONS
List questions and type responses to the following questions: 1. Why do you want to become an ICA Fellow and what do you hope to gain from your participation in the Fellowship? 2. During the course of your professional career and/or arts activist work, what opportunities have you had to learn about and engage with dealing with the issue of cultural or fiscal equity? 3. Outside of your current activist cultural work, what other community or cultural issue would be of interest for you to understand? Why? 4. Please list the last 3 books that you have read.

SECTION B: EVALUATING YOUR COMMITMENTS AND CHALLENGES *
The ICA Fellowship Program requires total dedication in terms of attendance, punctuality, and assignments. Every part of this Fellowship’s learning experience is equally important, whether you are participating within the larger group, or as part of your cohort projects. Please be thoughtful as you consider whether you are willing and able to commit the necessary time. You will need to be available: Cycle VI Spring Fellowship: Saturdays from 9:30AM to 3:30PM on March 24th (Orientation), April 21st, May 19th, June 2nd, June 16th, and a Meet and Greet on April 12th. .

I can attend on the following days: *

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Place a check next to your commitments other than your day-to-day job. *
Think honestly about your schedule, daily life, and what additional future responsibilities you may acquire. Because slots are limited, it’s only fair that professionals, who can fully commit their time, should apply.

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Critical Thinking: *
An important part of the ICA Fellowship Program - and your future career(s) as well - is utilizing critical thinking to understand changing professional environments, and creating helpful strategies to use as possible solutions. Please complete the following stems with this in mind: 1. One challenge related to a cultural misunderstanding I faced in my past work experience was… and I did ………. as a solution, the outcome was … 2.During the Fellowship, if I were having difficulty completing reading assignments, and/or submitting my required written work on time, I would...; arriving to the Program on time, I would...; managing my time because of work pressures, I would...; finding time for my outside appointments, etc.- which are not excused absences from my scheduled time at the program, I would … 3. These challenges and possible solutions to which I responded above make me think …

SECTION C: LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATIONS *
Specify from whom your two letters of recommendation will be submitted. Share their NAME and TITLE. Ask a supervisor, former or current academic professor, or advocacy professional (other than a peer, or co-worker), who are well-acquainted with you to write letters of recommendation on your behalf. If you are being recommended by an ICA Alum, please list their name and in what capacity you have known them.

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