Centered on developing career skills for future arts leaders, students in this free fellowship opportunity will have the opportunity to delve deeply into an aspect of the dance industry that interests them most, including management, marketing, choreography, production, and more. Chosen for their dedication and commitment to the arts, the young adults (15-21) who comprise the Arts Immersion Fellows will meet weekly to discuss topics relevant to their respective selected tracks, as well as meet directly with leaders in the field. Outside of the weekly cohort, fellows will collaborate to create a schedule specifically to support their specific interests. Each Fellowship cohort will produce a culminating project in a design of their own making. Four to six Arts Immersion Fellows are selected via an application process. Fellows receive a full scholarship to their Arts Immersion class and one additional elective dance class in The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center. The Arts Immersion Fellows will ultimately collaborate to produce a culminating event.
Ideal candidates for this program will:
Be self-motivated and interested in collaborating with staff to create their own track through the program
Be passionate about the arts and creative practice, specifically dance
Be interested in career opportunities in dance, including those outside of a performance career
Given the small pool selected to participate in this opportunity, chosen participants must be able to commit to 28 weeks of study, October through June. Cohort classes will be held on Mondays from 5:15-6:15pm for the program's entirety, with additional commitments added on each respective participants schedule depending on the track they select.