The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) leadership is proud to announce, for the fourth year, a scholarship in partnership with Accademia Teatro alla Scala, one of the most renowned institutions for training professionals in the performing arts, and Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business (MIP), an internationally recognized management school. The full-tuition scholarship of €17,500 (approximately $20,000) will be awarded to an Italian American graduate student who is seeking a Master’s Degree in Performing Arts Management. Deadline for online applications is September 4, 2019.
The 20-month program in English begins November 2019 and concludes in June 2021 with 1,500 hours of education and training. A three-to-six-month internship at performing arts institutions throughout Italy and abroad is an integral part of the program. The internship also provides students with networking opportunities for future employment. The teaching staff of the program includes 100 specialists in theatre and management who work with performing arts institutions in Italy and abroad.
The program is open to 35 participants and includes classroom meetings, exercises and simulations, direct theatre experience and a final project. The curriculum topics include: cultural policy; community engagement; human resources and company organization; performing arts marketing; communication and advertising; theatre arts and trades; contract negotiation, management of production, tour and orchestra management and many others.
The program is also offered in collaboration with Piccolo Teatro di Milano with the advocacy of Opera Europa, an international service organization representing more than 150 renowned opera houses and festivals.
To be considered for the full-tuition scholarship, applicants must complete the application below and be accepted to the Master’s Degree in Performing Arts Management. The scholarship recipient will be chosen from a pool of applicants accepted to the program. No additional application must be completed.
Deadline to apply: September 4, 2019
For additional information on the program, CLICK HERE.
To apply to the program, CLICK HERE.