Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are re-evaluating the dates for Year 3 intensives. We are still eager to hear from artists, culture bearers and other arts professionals while we take these steps:
- We are actively reviewing the timing for ILI Year 3 intensives based on the most current information.
- We have extended the deadline to submit a Participation Interest Form to be open & rolling. If you planned to submit that interest, go ahead and do it now. When we know about the timing, it will make it easier to review and notify participants for Year 3.
PARTICIPATING IN THE ILI FELLOWSHIP
Participation interest to ILI is accepted from established and emerging artists, culture bearers and other arts practitioners in various stages of career development.
Preparing to Submit Interest
PROGRAM FORMAT & DATES
ILI will be conducted through three multi-day cohort gatherings in addition to a series of opportunities to connect virtually.
In-person gatherings are hosted by core partner organizations over a four (4) day period. The intensives create an opportunity for participants to spend time in a host community, meet local artists and culture bearers, and engage in conversations about intercultural values and practice, based on local learnings. The 2020-21 ILI intensives for the third cohort are all TBD until further notice.
VIRTUAL COMMUNITY CIRCLES
Virtual Community Circles occur between intensives, and create an opportunity for participants to check-in, build trust, and engage in ongoing conversation and skill building outside of the designated in-person time.
Participants are assigned to small learning pods for more intimate conversation and processing space of ILI subject matter. Learning Pods are supported by a team of core facilitators and work to have participants ignite intercultural values and learnings in practice throughout the ILI experience.
SELECTION PROCESS, ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS & INTEREST FORM SUPPORT
Artists, culture bearers and arts practitioners in various stages of career development may submit interest. Up to 25 people will be selected to participate in the Institute. Interest Forms will be reviewed by a panel that includes members of the ILI community.
At the time of submission, the submitter must be an artist, culture bearer, or arts practitioner. Successful participants will demonstrate strong leadership potential within the field of arts and culture as well as a deep commitment to community, social change and/or cultural equity. The program will be rigorous and will require commitment to attend three in-person convenings as well as participation in online sessions, peer interaction and other engagement over the course of a one-year period. All program costs including accommodation and travel will be covered for program participants by ILI and our funding partners.
If you have questions or need submission support, please contact ILI at firstname.lastname@example.org and a team member will be in touch with you by phone or email within 48-hours.
Complete interest forms are being accepted now on a rolling basis. A complete interest form includes an Online Profile, Narrative, Audio or Video reflection & optional Work Sample.
HOW TO Submit Interest
Prepare Interest Form
Enter your contact and demographic information and then address the following prompts:
Address all of the following questions with one of the following response options:
OPTION 1: Narrative form in the box provided below (maximum 1,000 word count total)
OPTION 2: Video or audio content (5-minute maximum) by uploading a link below.
Please choose only one of these suggested formats, not both.
NARRATIVE REFLECTIONS 1:
a. Describe your work as an artist, culture bearer or other arts practitioner.
b. What are the roots or values that inform your work? and how do they inform who you are today?
c. Describe the community in which you live and practice. How does your work impact your community?
d. Why do you want to attend the Intercultural Leadership Institute?
Narrative Reflection 2 (written only):
What does interculturality mean to you?
Section III: Optional Work Sample
You have the option of providing a work sample to accompany your application.
If you are including a sample, provide a description of the work sample in less than 250 words, noting if the work is your own or is representative of work you have facilitated or supported as an arts practitioner.
Submission may include:
(1) Audio or video samples that are less than 5 minutes (time stamp indicators on longer pieces are acceptable)
(2) Written samples of up to 1,000 words
(3) Visual samples up to 4 images
(4) Website or portfolio links
Please choose only one method of uploading your work sample -- either a single link or a single file.
Submit Online Interest Form by:
Thursday, April 30 at 7:00 PM ET
Support & Accessibility
If you have questions about the program or need submission support, please contact us at email@example.com and a team member will be in touch with you as soon as possible after receiving your support request.
INTEREST FORM DEADLINE
Open/Rolling until further notice
Participation Status Update