Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Fellowship & Apprenticeship?

Fellowships are 1-2 year long full time job experiences with participants being awarded $50,000 per year. Apprenticeships are project specific opportunities that can span from 1 week up to 6 months in length with a stipend of $1,000/week. The Black Theatre Coalition/Broadway Across America fellowship is intended to be 20 hours per week, for 14 weeks from January 8 through April 12 with an hourly pay rate of $17.00.

When will I know if I am selected for an interview or offered a Fellowship/Apprenticeship?

Though it is our goal to update all applicants as soon as we can on the process we cannot guarantee an exact timeline since we are working with various partners across a number of projects. 

Will this Fellowship or Apprenticeship help me secure a job upon completion?

The goal of our program is for participants to "graduate" into full-time positions within the offices or companies in which they are placed. However, that is not always guaranteed. We hope this opportunity gives you the space to develop and realize a plan to take your next career step. 

Before applying to the program, ask yourself these questions:

  1. Am I motivated to pursue offstage roles in the entertainment industry?
  2. Do I want to turn my passion for art into an income-generating career?
  3. Am I properly equipped for long hours and demanding work?
  4. Do I have strong community support in place?

If I am not selected for a Fellowship/Apprenticeship can I apply again?

Yes! Once you submit you will be kept on file but please continue to look out for more opportunities with us in the future and do not hesitate to resubmit as you see fit.