Open Call for ArtsFwd Blogging Fellows. Deadline: Sept. 17th

ArtsFwd seeks two Blogging Fellows to contribute regular content to the ArtsFwd blog from October 1, 2012 to January 31, 2013.

ArtsFwd ( is an initiative of EmcArts ( that provides a place for arts leaders to share and learn about innovation and “next practices” in the sector.  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 Createquity, You’ve Cott Mail, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, ArtsJournal, and the Center for the Future of Museums blog.

Blogging Fellows will be expected to contribute posts of 500 to 800 words twice monthly for a four month term about topics including organizational innovation, adaptive leadership, and sustainability in the arts, with a focus on models of success. Fellows will also be expected to monitor comments on their posts and respond as appropriate. Topics for posts will be selected and edited in collaboration with the EmcArts staff, and may include analysis of sector trends and current events, interviews with arts leaders and non-arts innovators, book reviews, and roundups of news and events. Posts are expected to be thoroughly researched.

This 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 seek to cultivate a community of users who share a commitment to organizational innovation in the arts, and 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.

Featured posts by previous Blogging Fellows:

Fellowship Dates:

  • Fall/Winter (Oct 1 – Jan 31)

Application Deadline:

  • Sept 17, 2012

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, through 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, by no later then 11:59pm on Monday September 17th, 2012. Your statement should address why you are interested in the position and name two specific areas of interest related to the description above.  Each writing sample should not exceed 1,500 words.

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