Emerging Leader in TYA Fellowship
Travel the country to connect with a mentor, gain insight into their practice, and apply that inspiration to your own growth through the Emerging Leader in TYA Fellowship.
Founded in 2017, the Emerging Leader in TYA Fellowship supports the early career development of emerging TYA students and professionals, providing the opportunity to explore, travel and seek mentorship in the national field of TYA. Fellows are funded to travel domestically to connect with an inspiring mentor or organization, and see their work in practice. Fellows expand their leadership potential by engaging with individuals or organizations they admire across the TYA field. Fellows are also offered the opportunity to exchange with their cohort, as well as seek mentorship and ongoing support from the TYA/USA Staff and Board throughout the year.
2019 Cohort: Khalia Davis, Melisa Orozco-Vargas, Deepmala Tiwari
2018 Cohort: Young Nae Choi, Shavonne T. Coleman, & Eric Norton
Who: Emerging leaders – artists, educators, administrators, university faculty and students working or studying in the field of TYA (Individuals who have been working or studying in the field for 5 years or fewer; Applicants must be a current TYA/USA members to apply).
What: The opportunity to travel domestically to connect with an inspiring mentor or organization, and see their work in practice. Fellows expand their leadership potential by engaging with individuals or organizations they admire across the TYA field.
How It Works: Applicants submit a proposal for a research and discovery trip that will offer the opportunity to connect with an individual or organization whose work they admire. Proposals may include meetings with practitioners, observation of work in action or other possible activities.
Award: TYA/USA will award (1) fellowship for domestic travel, research and discovery (up to $1,000). Complimentary registration for the 2020 TYA/USA National Festival & Conference (May 14-17, 2020).
Information about Applying:
All applications must include a one page narrative that clearly and succinctly describes the purpose of the Fellowship. Please include at the top of the page:
1) Name of Applicant
2) Name of TYA Member Organization(s) to visit
The Emerging Leader in TYA Fellowship seeks to promote proposals that:
1) Support the career development of early career and emerging theatre artists, students and administrators committed to theatre for young audiences.
2) Connect the fellow with opportunities or connections that are made possible because of this award and the support of TYA/USA.
Use the narrative to address any of the above objectives that apply.
For a list of TYA/USA Member organizations, visit the TYA/USA Member Directory.
We will begin accepting applications for 2020 in January. Stay tuned for more details.
Questions? Contact TYA/USA at email@example.com.
Photos of Past Emerging Leader Fellows