Dear NCAA Colleagues,

We are writing to announce that Emerging Arts Administrators Fellowship applications are now open. The National Council of Arts Administrators annually offers a limited number of fellowships to emerging administrators. We have moved to a self-nomination process, and we want you to share this with those individuals who could benefit from this opportunity. Specifically, we are hoping that you will help us spread the word of this opportunity both within our council as well as beyond our membership. 

Fellowships for attendees to the annual conference each year. Applicants do not need to be a current administrator. Fellowships are targeted for those early in their academic/administrative career and/or those anticipating an administrative appointment. Fellowships cover the cost of conference registration and a one-year council membership. Fellows will be paired with members of NCAA, who will act as mentors for the conference and beyond.

A post conference written report on the experience is required. NCAA is a dynamic forum for the introduction and dissemination of ideas and strategies of concern to today’s arts administrator. The Council likewise provides an important platform for networking and professional support among individuals, and thus has the potential to be an important catalyst for the cultivation and development of new administrative professionals.

This award is open for self-nomination. NCAA asks that the applicant’s home institution consider subsidizing the candidate’s travel expenses should they be offered the fellowship. Acceptance of this fellowship is not contingent on such a subsidy. The criteria for award selection includes appropriateness of the Emerging Fellowship relative to stage of the candidate’s career, quality and clarity of the candidate’s statement including what they intend to achieve as a result of the fellowship and how the candidate adds to the diversity of NCAA’s membership in terms of geography, ethnicity, gender, and/or type of institution.

The deadline for application is June 1, 2022.

Once again, your willingness to spread the word about this program is greatly appreciated.

Please feel free to contact us with questions. It is not too early to check out the website: regarding this year’s annual conference in San Diego, CA, October 5-7, 2022.


Michael Wille
Director – Wonsook Kim School of Art
Illinois State University
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Mariah Doren
Director, Academic Programs  
Rhode Island School of Design, Continuing Education
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Vagner Mendonça-Whitehead
Director – School of Visual Arts Vagner Whitehead 
Penn State University
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