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Highlights from Cave Canem’s Working Fellowship and Internship Program

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Designed to cultivate the next generation of arts administrators of color, the working fellowship and internship program at Cave Canem teaches fellows and interns the ins and outs of nonprofit administration. Workshops & Administrative Fellow Della Green notes, “My skills and experience in arts administration have improved immensely during my time at Cave Canem.” Throughout the fellowship year, participants attend working lunches with established arts administrators to learn about their work in the field.

Since the start of the year, the Cave Canem team has had the pleasure of lunching with five arts professionals including, William Johnson, Program Director at Lambda Literary; Kevin Larimer, Editor in Chief of Poets & Writers Magazine; Novella Ford, Manager of Public Programs at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; Kima Jones, book publicist and founder of Jack Jones Literary Arts; and Nikay Paredes, Programs Coordinator at the Academy of American Poets. About the meetings, Programs & Communications Fellow Natalie Desrosiers explains, “I’m so grateful for the rare opportunity to connect with incredibly brilliant professionals who have provided me with a deeper clarity about my own professional journey.”

 

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Workshops & Administrative Fellow Della Green (left) and Programs & Communications Fellow Natalie Desrosiers (right) lunch with William Johnson (middle), Program Director at Lambda Literary.

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Natalie Desrosiers (left), Editor in Chief of Poets & Writers Magazine Kevin Larimer (second from the left), Cave Canem Executive Director Nicole Sealey (middle), Della Green (second from the right), and spring intern Nicole Hatcher (right), gather for a group photo at the Poets & Writers headquarters.

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The Cave Canem team at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture with Novella Ford (second from the right), Manager of Public Programs.

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Spring intern, working fellows and Programs & Communications Coordinator Elizabeth Bryant (right) at Cave Canem with Kima Jones (second from the right), founder of Jack Jones Literary Arts, before her cultural publicity workshop.

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Summer interns Noor Dhingra (second from the left) and Saïkou Yaya Baldé (back left), as well as working fellows pose with the Academy of American Poets staff, including Programs Coordinator Nikay Paredes (front row, second from the right).


The working fellowship and internship program is made possible by generous funding provided by the Regional Economic Development Council initiative (REDC), administered by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), and Amazon Literary Partnership.