Open Call for ArtsFwd Blogging Fellows – Deadline: January 21st


ArtsFwd seeks two Blogging Fellows to contribute regular content to the ArtsFwd blog from February 1 to May 31, 2013.

Blogging Fellows will be expected to contribute posts of 500 to 800 words twice monthly for a four-month term for publication on the ArtsFwd blog, an initiative of EmcArts that provides a place for arts leaders to share and learn about innovation and “next practices” in the sector. Fellows will post about topics including organizational innovation, adaptive leadership, and sustainability in the arts, with a focus on models of success.  Fellows will select and edit post ideas in collaboration with the EmcArts staff, thoroughly research their posts, and monitor and respond to comments. Pieces may include analyses of sector trends and current events, interviews with arts leaders and non-arts innovators, book reviews, and roundups of news and events.

Writing for ArtsFwd is an opportunity to help shape the voice of a significant resource for arts practitioners, funders, arts management students, arts academics, bloggers, funders, policy makers, innovation experts and other users. With ArtsFwd, we have begun to cultivate a community of users who share a commitment to organizational innovation in the arts, and who remain curious, open and encouraging of exploration of new ideas.

Our overall aim is to move the dialogue about the vital importance of innovation and adaptive capacities from the margins to the center of discourse about the future of our field.  Since launching in December 2011, ArtsFwd has become a leading source of case studies and analysis on innovation and adaptive change in the arts and has been featured on CreatequityYou’ve Cott Mail, Museum 2.0The Chronicle of PhilanthropyArtsJournal, and the Center for the Future of Museums blog.

Featured posts by previous Blogging Fellows:

Fellowship Dates:

  • Winter/Spring (Feb. 1 – May 31)

Application Deadline:

  • January 21, 2013

Blogging Fellows will be paid as freelancers at a rate of $50 per post. If Fellows have an existing blog, cross-posting content generated for ArtsFwd is allowed and encouraged. Following the successful completion of their term, Fellows will be welcome to continue writing for ArtsFwd on an ad hoc basis. The position is not office based: candidates from all over the United States are encouraged to apply. International applicants will also be considered, though the audience for ArtsFwd is primarily American and posts should be relevant to readers.

To apply, first familiarize yourself with the ArtsFwd website and past entries. Then, send a brief statement of interest (no longer than 250 words), a resume and two relevant writing samples to Karina Mangu-Ward at by no later than 11:59pm on Monday, January 21st, 2013. In addition to addressing why you are interested in this position, your statement should name two specific areas of interest related to the description above and mention one article on ArtsFwd that you found intriguing and why. Each writing sample should not exceed 1,500 words.

Karina Mangu-Ward is the former Director of Strategic Initiatives at EmcArts.