2050 Administrative Fellowships

NYTW is proud to announce the launch of the 2050 Administrative Fellowship program—a sister program to our successful 2050 Artistic Fellowship, which supports emerging playwrights and directors.

For 20 years, NYTW has honed an inclusive fellowship program for emerging theatre makers with a multiplicity of perspectives. These fellowships have taken many forms, supporting playwrights, directors, designers and administrators.

The 2050 Fellowship is named in celebration of the U.S. Census Bureau’s projection that by the year 2050, there will be no single racial or ethnic majority in the United States. This projection provokes thoughts at New York Theatre Workshop about the transformations that will take place in the American landscape – technologically, environmentally, demographically and artistically. They are a catalyst for broader questions about our moral and artistic future.

The new 2050 Administrative Fellowship program is designed to provide first-rate instruction and mentorship to young professionals who are underrepresented in the field of theatre administration. We seek applicants with a unique cultural perspective inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender, class, disability and sexual orientation who are interested in working in an administrative capacity at a not-for-profit arts organization.

The first full season of the program will run from July 2017 through June 2018.

As a 2050 Administrative Fellow, you will:

        • Commit to a year-long paid part-time fellowship in one field of interest including artistic programming, casting, community engagement, costumes, development, education, finance and operations, literary, marketing, producing, and production and technical theatre.
        • Work directly with the department head and their team in the respective area of focus.
        • Attend a three-day intensive seminar where you will be introduced to the field of arts administration, meet industry professionals, and begin to develop your fellowship goals and plans.
        • Take on significant responsibilities in your department, including day-to-day tasks and long-term collaborative and individual projects.
        • Participate in monthly seminar meetings to discuss your work, share ideas and receive specialized career-development training.
        • Participate in brown bag lunches with members of the NYTW staff and invited guests and attend industry networking and social events.
        • Present your work and experiences to staff and members of the NYTW extended community at an end-of-the-season fellows symposium.


Fellowship application requirements and guidelines will be available in mid-February. If you are interested in receiving the published application, please sign up here.