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Résumé & Cover Letter Assistance

Résumé and cover letter assistance is available by appointment. Please call 336-631-1202 or email Gabriela Camacho, at

Résumé Guidelines (pdf)
Cover Letter Guidelines (pdf)

Grants/Grant Writing Assistance

Grant Writing Guidelines (pdf)

Career Development Grant (Instructions Only) (pdf)

Through the NCSA Career Development Grant Program, limited financial assistance is available to students for projects that promise to impact career opportunities. The Career Development Committee, made up of representatives from each of the arts schools, acts as the decision-making body for awarding of grants. For further information regarding this program and to view sample grant applications, contact the career services office. Grant applications are available through the Semans Library or through the Office of Career Services only. Click above for instructions.

Interviewing and Networking

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Kenan Fellowship at Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education



About the Kenan Fellowship at Lincoln Center Institute: Now in its 6th year, the William R. Kenan Jr. Performing Arts Fellowship at Lincoln Center Institute (LCI) seeks to provide emerging artists with knowledge of aesthetic education that will prepare them for work as artists in the field of arts and education. Each Fellow is mentored by an LCI teaching artist in their discipline. Mentors support and assist their Fellows with practical knowledge and experience as they embark on their careers. As well, Mentors introduce Fellows to a network of professional artists in New York City. Additionally, the Fellowship supports time to pursue artistic studies, performances, and further development of networking in their professional fields. Fellows are also encouraged to apply to produce and develop their own performance project.

This six-month Fellowship is open to graduates and current students of NCSA’s Undergraduate and Graduate Degree programs from the Schools of Dance, Drama, and Music who are members of the classes of 2007, 2006, and 2005. Students and graduates of NCSA’s high school program are not eligible. Alumni who have already been awarded any fellowship through the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts are also not eligible.

Dates of the Fellowship: This Fellowship takes place in three phases with one five week hiatus. All Fellows commit to Phases I and II. Phase III is optional.
PHASE I: Wednesday, June 27 through Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Hiatus dates: Thursday, July 26 through Monday, September 3, 2007
PHASE II: Tuesday, September 4, 2007 through Friday, December 14, 2007

PHASE III (Personal Artistic Project): (optional) Saturday, December 15, 2007 through Monday, January 28, 2008

Fellowship’s components:
Mentorship Each Fellow is assigned a mentor, an Institute teaching artist who works professionally in the Fellow’s discipline – music, dance, or theater. The mentor guides the Fellow in their teaching artist work; in networking; and in developing a proposal for a personal artistic project, which may receive a full production at the Institute.

Assisting Teaching Artists – Fellows are immersed in aesthetic education work as practiced at Lincoln Center Institute, participating in professional development workshops for teaching artists, and working alongside their mentors for a full in-school instructional unit.

Performance Opportunities – Fellows will have opportunities to observe rehearsals and attend performances at Lincoln Center, and may be offered performance opportunities through their mentors.

Personal Artistic Project – Fellows are encouraged to develop their own performance projects. Fellows are required to submit an application, which includes a project description and supporting budget. Four projects will be accepted and produced in the Institute’s Clark Studio Theater. 

Evaluation – Fellows will keep journals, receive assignments from mentors, write reflective essays, meet monthly with LCI staff and mentors for evaluation, assessment, and reflection. LCI staff will conduct a mid- and end of Fellowship evaluation and reflection of each Fellow’s process and changes. 

Stipend/Housing and Travel Allowance: Fellows receive a stipend of $365 per week, and a $624-per-month housing allowance. There will be a five-week summer hiatus, during which the stipend will not be paid, but the housing allowance will be continued. After the December 14 conclusion of Phase II, weekly stipends will continue two more weeks through December 31, the end of the calendar year. December is the final month for payment of the housing stipend, except for those Fellows whose personal artistic projects are accepted for the January production date. One additional monthly housing stipend will be paid for the month of January only to those Fellows who are producing the artistic projects.

For residents outside the New York City area, a one-time travel stipend of $200.00 is paid to each Fellow during the first month of the fellowship, to supplement the expense of moving to New York City. The Fellowship does not include health insurance coverage.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates must demonstrate strong communication and organizational skills in order to maintain a complicated schedule and juggle differing assignments and timelines.
  • Candidates will be expected to articulate the following during the interview:
    • Why are you interested in the fellowship?
    • What are you hoping to learn or achieve from this experience?
    • What are your expectations of the Fellowship?
    • What are your artistic goals for the future?
    • What excites you about coming to NYC?
  • Candidates must demonstrate a desire to learn and grow as an artist and individual.
  • Candidates must demonstrate curiosity and interest about Lincoln Center Institute and aesthetic education practice, and about education and teaching.
  • Candidates must demonstrate interest and openness in developing a Mentor/Fellow relationship and to receive guidance and input from their Mentor and other LCI Staff.
  • Candidates must be self-starter individuals and cooperative and supportive members of the team of Fellows, teaching artists, and LCI staff.

Application: Each applicant should submit via e-mail a performance résumé, including three current references (at least 1 from NCSA faculty preferred), and a cover letter describing interest in the Fellowship to:
Lynda Lotich, Program Manager
The Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts
Submission of application materials does not guarantee an interview.

For assistance in preparing applications materials, Gabriela Camacho in NCSA’s Office is Career Services is happy to help. She may be reached at 336-631-1202 or by email at  For information about Lincoln Center Institute please visit

Application deadline: Noon on Monday, April 16, 2007. Candidates selected for interview will be notified by Tuesday, April 17th. Final decisions will be notified early in May 2007. 

Interviews: Interviews for selected applicants will be arranged on the NCSA campus on April 19th and 20th and at LCI in NYC on April 24th and 25th. Phone interviews may be possible for candidates who cannot interview at either site. A total of six candidates will be selected for the Fellowship position.