The Living Arts Fellows Program provides an exciting career development opportunity to leaders and innovators from the arts and culture sector. During the year-long program, Fellows explore themes related to culture, cultural leadership and sustainable society, advancing their own practice in the field. Fellows are also challenged to reflect on their own leadership, and the impact that they want to have through their work in the arts.
The program is structured through a series of ‘labs’ – weekend working group sessions held in arts spaces around Cambodia and including experienced mentors from around Asia. Each lab has a different theme, relevant to cultural development in Cambodia today. During these labs, Fellows will develop local, regional and international networks, through interaction with leading scholars, practitioners and artists from the culture sector around Asia.
The program also includes a regional research and networking trip, and a project at the end of year.
The aim of the Living Arts Fellows program is to nurture leadership and develop potential in the arts and cultural sector. Specifically, the program aims to:
The program combines an intensive learning and working experience, run in collaboration with partner institutions from around the world. We are seeking passionate individuals, with vision, curiosity and critical perspective, who are committed to career advancement in the cultural sector, and ready to represent themselves, their institutions and the power of the arts in the international area.
Benefits to the Fellows will include:
We are looking for applications from leaders from Cambodia (or other Greater Mekong countries) who have:
Fellows can be artists or culture managers, but should exhibit leadership in their field. Whether you are a museum manager, an independent artist, or working for government, or in an NGO... it doesn’t matter. If you are organising other artists, making decisions, or advocating, or trying new practices that are influencing others in the culture sector, and you meet the criteria above, we want to hear from you.
Please note that the working language of the program is English. So good English language skills (particularly speaking and listening) are needed for the program, as the Fellows will be working with leaders from around Asia, and beyond. Reading and writing are less important.
To apply please send your resume and a cover letter, explaining your interest in the program to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your application can be in either Khmer or English. Deadline for applications is April 12th 2017.
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The program comprises 4 elements:
During the year, Fellows will participate in 4 Living Arts Labs. Each lab will last three days, and will feature case studies, speakers and ideas from around the world. In 2017 the themes for the labs will be:
Fellows will participate in an intensive visit to a neighbouring country in the Greater Mekong Hub. In 2017, we plan to visit Laos. The program will be curated to allow exploration of the themes of the labs, and to facilitate relevant networking opportunities for the Fellows.
At the end of the year, the Fellows implement a project. The concept of the project will be decided by the Fellows during the course of the program.
Each Fellows is given financial support for individual coaching or mentoring during the time of the program.