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The goal of Arena Stage’s fellowship program is to cultivate the next generation of BIPOC theater professionals by providing the highest standard of training through immersion in the art and business of producing theater. Successful candidates are highly motivated individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the arts.

The program offers personalized training and in-depth, hands-on experience with top-tier professionals in artistic and technical production, arts administration, arts education and community outreach. Additionally, all fellows receive:

  • Mentorship from Arena Stage staff members, including senior staff
  • Professional development workshops
  • Monthly meetings with directors, designers, and senior staff administrators who provide insight into the overall management of the theater
  • A fellowship stipend

Application period opens on December 6, 2021 and closes on February 11, 2022 

Timing: Seasonal fellowships are full time and require a dedication of 35-38 weeks. For the 22/23 Season, the fellowships start on September 6, 2022, and end in May 2023. Specific end dates will be available once the season calendar is finalized. 


Weekly stipend of $600. Housing is not provided. 

To Apply: Click the green “Apply Externally” button.