Impact

Fellowships

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Andrew Bradford (United States)

"My time as a DeVos Institute Fellow was, without question, the most transformative period of my career...The Fellowship program is an invaluable asset to the field of arts management."

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Andrew Hetherington (Ireland)

"This program presents a unique opportunity to meet and share knowledge with global leaders and innovators in arts management. It is an absolute privilege to have taken part. I was pleasantly surprised with the caliber and experience of the Fellows that are in the program."

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Andy Ovsejevich (Argentina)

"I strongly recommend the program for arts managers who are willing to improve their organizations and make them grow. It is a unique opportunity to have dozens of arts managers from around the world at the same place - thinking together, discussing, collaborating, and serving as consultants to each other during the four weeks."

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Caroline Miller (United Kingdom)

"The Fellowship gave me the revitalization that I needed as an arts leader working in a tough economic environment. I came away inspired by my international colleagues and full of new ideas and management concepts that I could apply immediately to my day-to-day work."

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Christy Bolingbroke (United States)

"The access and insight passed on to me far surpasses anything I could read in a book or learn in a classroom. Long after I matriculated, I have been able to count on my fellow Fellows as peer resources and contacts throughout the field."

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Claudio Kogon (Israel)

“The program allowed me to conceptualize my day-to-day practice, allowing me to create a coherent strategic plan for my organization, leveraging all the assets. The dialogue … challenged and re-shaped my vision of arts management around the globe.”

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Faisal Kiwewa (Uganda)

"Following my participation in the Fellowship, we managed to reach out to greater audiences across the country and the East Africa region, and trained a record number of young talents, artists, and other stakeholders."

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Ihor Poshyvailo (Ukraine)

"The International Fellowship inspires, empowers, and provides philosophy, vision, and practical tools to make real changes back home. The program makes it possible to share the Fellows' experiences on different levels, which I appreciate so much. The program also is a gateway for further effective partnerships on a global scale."

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Jay Shah (India)

“A must-have for arts managers who are grappling with fledgling arts organizations faced with funding issues … A great opportunity to introspect, discuss and clear doubts with top managers from around the world.”

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Karen O'Neill (United Kingdom)

“This programme will inspire, challenge, and revolutionize you and your organization. Each Fellow comes from a nation with its own challenges culturally, politically, and creatively, but what is shared amongst all present is the belief and passion for the arts and the power of creativity to empower communities and explore and stretch our existence."

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Miriam Aiken (Canada)

"The Fellowship was a turning point in my career. It afforded me the opportunity to surround myself with peers and mentors who share my passion for building stronger, sustainable arts organizations. Having the time to fully immerse myself in the study and discussion of arts management was a true luxury."

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Ojoma Ochai (Nigeria)

“The Summer Fellowship for International Arts Managers has completely changed the way I look at my work as an arts manager. Following this experience, my work will be richer, more impactful, and more effective.”

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Rebecca Lamoin (Australia)

"Since beginning this program, there is rarely a circumstance I face in my professional life where I don’t pause to consider what I’ve learned through this phenomenal set of colleagues and advisors."

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Simon Fairclough (United Kingdom)

“The Fellowship is intellectually rigorous, outstandingly well-structured and organized, and enlightening in bringing together a truly global network of arts managers. Insights from Michael Kaiser, Brett Egan, guest speakers, and other Fellows shape my work in the UK from day to day.”

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Usama Qazi (Pakistan)

"The best part about this program is the fact that it’s not just the information that the DeVos Institute is sharing with you, but also the knowledge and the skills that you take from the other Fellows as well. It’s tremendous."

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