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National Leaders of Color Fellowship

An eight-month online leadership development experience, curated by WESTAF.

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About The National Leaders of Color Fellowship

Arts Midwest is partnering with the other United States Regional Arts Organizations (US RAOs) for The National Leaders of Color Fellowship program (LoCF). LoCF is a transformative leadership development experience curated by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) to establish multicultural leadership in the creative and cultural sector.

During this no-cost eight-month fellowship, selected fellows receive:

  • Access to specialists in the field
  • Strategic learning objectives to deepen thought on anti-racist and culturally-oriented leadership practices, and
  • National-level network and cohort building.

Upon completion of this program, participants are granted alumni status and have opportunities to collaborate with the USRAO in their region.

The 2023–24 fellowship takes place online and will run from late fall 2023 through early summer of 2024.

We expect that fellows will spend approximately 10 hours a month on the program, including meeting dates listed on the National Leaders of Color Fellowship website and ongoing opportunities to connect with your RAO (Regional Arts Organization).

The application deadline for the 2023-24 fellowship has passed.

Get Ready to Apply

Explore application information and a list of resources that applicants may find helpful on the National Leaders of Color Fellowship website.

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Have questions about the National Leaders of Color Fellowship?

We’re happy to answer any questions you have about the National Leaders of Color Fellowship. Be sure to check out the FAQs page, and if you’d like to talk to us, you can get in touch with our LoCF Program Liaison, Crystal Celeste Price.

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