Augsburg University Production Fellowship is raising money for Augsburg University.
Your donations help create connections for students of color and theater employment. Social justice through better hiring practices.
The Theater Production Fellowship is a program specifically designed for students of color hoping to pursue careers in the theater and the arts. Over the course of three years, participants will develop as artists in technical production, design, production management and stage management. The experiential learning will occur through work on all Augsburg University Theater Department productions, working on professional off campus projects, participating in focused skill-set workshops, and attending events designed to nurture well-rounded theater artists. The goals of the fellowship are: to provide meaningful on-campus work, place participants in professional theater internships and mentorships, prepare students for graduate study and ultimately contribute to the broader effort of leveling hiring practices in the arts by positioning talented theater artists of color into the profession.
Due to a variety of factors both social and economic, there remains to be very few working technicians, stage managers, or designers of color in the Twin Cities theater community. Augsburg is uniquely positioned to house this fellowship given its strong theater program coupled with a growing diverse student population. This program allows students to focus on their theater training rather than working part-time non-arts jobs. The primary goal of the fellowship is to help prepare young artists of color to successfully make the leap into graduate school or professional theater work. Internship placements will include theaters with mission-based equity advocacy.
Currently, there are three students in the fellowship program. The goal is to fund three students each academic year training on campus and three students mentoring or interning at professional theaters. 100% of your donation goes directly to the fellowship student's employment and training.