YAWP Working in the Arts Fellowship

YAWP Working in the Arts Fellowship

The Application for the Summer 2020 Working in the Arts Fellowship Is Now Closed.

In 2020, GrubStreet YAWP will offer a fellowship for young writers interested in working in the arts. In our second year, these fellowships will span the summer term. Two to three fellows will be chosen from applicants who are current YAWP students or YAWP Alumni. (A current YAWP or alumni student is anyone who's taken any YAWP teen class at HQ or in the communities.)

Fellowship Summary

GrubStreet’s Working in the Arts Summer Fellows will be vital parts of our summer season program team. These fellows will support GrubStreet’s YAWP program and occasionally other programs. This opportunity is designed to encourage and develop current YAWP students and alumni seeking careers in the arts or related fields. In addition to work experience, Fellows will receive informal mentorship and gain access to other working artists. They will also receive a free GrubStreet class of their choice (a 10-week multi-week or equivalent) and have the opportunity to assistant teach, if they are interested. Applicants must be able to work 30 to 35 hours a week. Stipends are based on a rate of $12/hour.

Fellows will be selected on the basis of:

  • Job readiness and openness to learning new things
  • Strong organization skills and reliability
  • Passion for working in the arts
  • Understanding of the GrubStreet mission and its culture
  • Ability to give and receive feedback professionally
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Fellows must be comfortable taking the T or Lyft/Uber (paid by Grub) around Boston to support occasional events/complete errands
  • Their participation in YAWP as current students or alumni (a current YAWP student is anyone who's taken any YAWP class at HQ or in the communities)

The Selection Process:

  • Finalists will be interviewed in person or via Skype.
  • Fellows will be notified by February 21st, 2020 

(Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so if demand is high, the application could close before the deadline.)

In the application, you will be asked to provide:

  • Your basic contact information
  • Where you currently work or attend school
  • Why you want to work at GrubStreet
  • List of past jobs and/or leadership experience, if any
  • List of skills like Photoshop, social medial tools, whatever

What if you don't have much experience? No worries! In the section where you explain why you want to work at GrubStreet, share your passion and why we should still consider you. All applicants should really pay close attention to that particular question. It's where you can distinguish yourself!


YAWP Working in the Arts Fellowships are made possible, in part, thanks to the Barr Foundation, the Boston Cultural Council, Esther B. Kahn Charitable Foundation, the Calderwood Foundation, the Highland Street Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Boston Foundation, and donors like you.


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