Call For Applications! Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Research Fellowship

by Lee Ann Adams

The Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) seeks its 2021/22 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Research Fellow(s) to investigate the intersection of EDI and arts management programs. The Fellow will work under the supervision of a Mentor, the EDI Liaison of the AAAE Board of Directors. The Fellow will be responsible for collecting data and helping create teaching resources for AAAE members on EDI issues, for example, constructing an annotated EDI-related bibliography for recommended readings and collecting best teaching practices to address EDI issues in arts administration. The Fellowship will begin immediately following the selection of a Fellow in October 2021 and will conclude at the end of the AAAE annual conference to be held in late May/early June in New York City.

The Research Fellow should expect the time commitment to be an average of 5 hours per week. AAAE will provide the following compensation:

 A $2,000 stipend
 One-year AAAE Membership
 Registration fee for the 2022 AAAE conference

Candidates should meet the following criteria to be considered:

 Be enrolled in an arts administration graduate program (Master’s or PhD) or related fields or a recent (within 1 year) graduate of said program at the time of application
 Have strong interests in EDI issues in arts administration
 Have strong research skills and/or potential to pursue and complete a rigorous project

AAAE encourages applications from people of diverse and traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. The Fellow may be based anywhere geographically. Fellow and Mentor will work together remotely, in an agreed upon schedule and format (e.g., video chat or email).

If this flexible and collaborative opportunity interests you, please send the following materials to Haley Carlson ([email protected]) no later than October 2, 2021:

1) Cover letter, including:

 Your motivations and interests in EDI issues associated with arts administration
 Examples of related work experience, coursework, or other demonstration of potential to complete a rigorous project
 Any other research background or related experience
 The commitment to attend the 2022 conference (location in NYC)

2) Resume

3) Letter of support from a faculty member demonstrating the candidate’s research skills and including specific examples of the candidate’s past related work

AAAE is an international membership organization serving higher education arts administration programs. With more than 250 members worldwide, the organization fosters connection and professional development among arts administration instructors, and creates and pursues opportunities for scholarship and academic growth. For more information, visit the website: