Open Call for ArtsFwd Blogging Fellows. Jan 19th deadline to apply.

ArtsFwd seeks two Blogging Fellows to contribute regular content to the ArtsFwd blog from Feb 1st to May 31st.

ArtsFwd ( is a new initiative of EmcArts ( that provides a place for arts leaders to share and learn about innovation and new practices in the sector. Since its December 2011 launch, Createquity called ArtsFwd as a “Top 5 New 2011 Arts Blogs” and named editor Karina Mangu-Ward a “blogger to watch.

Blogging Fellows will be expected to contribute posts of 400 to 750 words twice monthly for a four month term about topics including organizational innovation, adaptive leadership, and sustainability in the arts. 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, 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:

  • Winter 2012 (Feb 1 – May 31)

Application Deadline:

  • January 19, 2012

Blogging Fellows will be paid as freelancers at a rate of $50 per post. The position is not office based: candidates from all over the United States are encouraged to apply. International applicants will also be considered.

To apply, first familiarize yourself with the ArtsFwd website and past entries, if you have not already done so. Then, send a brief cover letter that describes your interest in the position and at least two specific areas of interest related to the description above that you would be interested in focusing on, a resume, and two relevant writing samples to Karina Mangu-Ward, by no later then 11:59pm on Thursday January 19th, 2012.

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