Arts Leadership

KCACTF Region VIII – Arts Leadership Program

Arts Leadership Program Coordinator: Rachel Bishop, Southern Utah University,


The Arts Leadership Program, as part of KCACTF Region VIII, supports students interested in the field of Arts Leadership by providing opportunities to strengthen skills and marketability.

Program Details

Arts Leadership Internship

Serving as an Arts Leadership intern for the KCACTF Region VIII Festival provides students with exposure to real-world challenges and the opportunity to develop problem solving and management skills. The interns will contribute to the effectiveness of the Festival in multiple areas of Arts Leadership under the direction of an experienced Arts Administrator who also serves as a mentor. Such areas of participation include Festival Registration, Social Media, Auditions, etc.

When selecting the interns to work in the various areas of the festival, The Arts Leadership Coordinator for Region VIII will attempt to match the interests and personal goals of the students. Interested students should send all application materials to Rachel Parker Bishop, Coordinator of Arts Leadership at no later than January 15th.







Open to all students, participants will hear from current professionals working in the areas of arts administration and management. A workshop schedule will be announced prior to the festival.

Learning Outcomes

Through workshops and internship opportunities, students accepted to this program will:

* Gain hands-on experience in arts administration

* Apply scholarly theory directly into professional practice

* Be given the opportunity to network with peers and professionals in the field

* Become empowered advocates for the arts

Acceptance Criteria

The Arts Leadership Program is open to all students. Applicants do not need to be majoring in Arts Administration or a related field to be considered. Participation is limited

to 15 students. The applicant’s submission will be assessed based on the following two areas:

* Leadership skills as evidenced through the applicant’s collegiate activities, civic volunteerism, and experience with arts organizations.

* Communications skills as evidenced through a written Statement of Purpose, as well as the recommendation letters, addressing educational and career goals.