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August 23, 2018

Applications Open: Wallace Blogging Fellows


UMS Wallace Blogging Fellowships

UMS is announcing a call for applications for our blogging fellowship program.

In an effort to elevate great arts & culture happenings in Southeast Michigan, we’re looking for blogging fellows to write monthly roundups of adventurous arts and cultural opportunities in our area.

Two fellows will be selected. Fellows will serve as curators who make monthly recommendations about events throughout Southeast Michigan, whether presented by UMS or by other organizations. Recommendations will be shared via UMS Lobby (this blog), email, and social media. In addition to blog content, fellows will be asked to participate in a week-long takeover of UMS Instagram, showcasing some of the recommendations.

Fellows will receive $1,000 and opportunities for special behind-the-scenes access to UMS and artists, based on fellow and artist availability and interest. The fellowship period takes place from November 2018 to May 2019.

Who should apply

Are you passionate and knowledgeable about arts and culture happenings in Southeast Michigan? Do you like to share that passion? If so, you’re on the right track. We’re looking for two fellows to participate in this program. Fellows can come from any background, but should be at least 21 years old and should be based in Southeast Michigan.

How to apply

Submit the following materials using the form below by Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

  • Short statement of intent. In 500 words, tell us why you’d make a good blogging fellow. What’s your experience with arts and culture in Southeast Michigan? Which events and performances have you attended in the past year? Which one was most memorable? Most surprising? How do you get people excited about attending events that may be outside their comfort zone?
  • CV highlighting experiences that you think are relevant to the position.
  • 2-3 Writing samples (links or clips). If your clips are not accessible online, send them to us via email attachment or link to Dropbox to Please use subject line “Wallace Fellows Application: [Your Name].
  • Links to social media accounts. Part of the goal of this program is to build community around cultural happenings. To that end, please send us links your social media accounts as applicable (personal accounts or accounts related to arts & culture that you manage).


Questions? Ask them in the comments below or email We welcome your feedback.