Artists, culture bearers and arts managers in various stages of career development may apply. Up to 30 people will be selected to participate in the Institute with up to 15 nominees chosen from the ILI core partners’ memberships and the remaining participants chosen from the applicant field at large. Applications will be reviewed by a panel that includes representatives of the ILI core partner organizations as well as other nationally recognized leaders in the U.S. arts and cultural field.
At the time an application is submitted, the applicant must be an artist, culture bearer, arts professional and/or administrator. Successful applicants 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.