Arts-Management Apprenticeship

Professional development training for emerging arts-managers of color. 

What does it mean to be an arts-manager? What type of arts-manager do you want to be?  

Whether its serving as lead-producer on a Young Artist Mixer, creating engaging digital content, empowering high-school aged students, interviewing arts-leaders or working with our partners across the city, our paid summer apprenticeship will provide hands-on learning in marketing, event production, and cultural programming that will give you the experience you need to succeed!  Apprentices will be compensated biweekly for their work and provided with travel stipends- giving you the freedom and availability to fully experience the opportunities the arts have to offer. 


Once you have completed the Arts-Management track of the Dunamis Life Cycle you will...

Have understanding and experience in what space you would like to hold within the creative industry.

Have developed and produced your own work.

Have developed strong professional and personal bonds with other creatives in the city.

Use your positions to increase access for other POC arts-managers to succeed.


"Overall, my experience as an Arts Management Apprentice at Dunamis this summer has so far been extremely beneficial, and I feel lucky to be a part of it."

— Arts Management Apprentice, '18


One community member will be granted a 6-month fellowship  where we help them produce original work/projects of their own design!


Life Cycle Next Steps: Arts-Manager-In-Residence, Consultations, Y.A.M.S

2020 Apprentices

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Serge Ganthier

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Serge Ganthier is a 20 year old student, artist, and advocate from Boston. He is currently a sophomore at Emerson College studying Communications and minoring in Music History/Culture and Media Studies. Serge is heavily involved in arts-advocacy; participating in the Boch Center’s City Spotlights Leadership Program for four years, and is currently part of the Boston Community Action Team. A singer-songwriter, Serge plans to explore his artistry professionally after college and become a world traveler.

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David Norville

David Alexander Norville is an American oboist, arts administrator, and activist from Fort Myers, Florida. He aspires to use his platforms and art to economically empower artists of the African diaspora through the production of online educational platforms, multi-media concert curation, and mentorship. David is the co-founder of the artists collective, “Focus On Your Art”, an organization dedicated to the maturation of emerging artists of color through artistic activism, concert curation, and innovative educational platforms. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, David is currently attending the New England Conservatory of Music where he studies privately with oboist John Ferrillo. David’s work is reflective of his Afro-diasporic identity, his adversity, and the values instilled into him through his upbringing. 

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Alexis Maxwell

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Alexis Maxwell is an undergraduate student with a background in acting, music and dance. An alum of the Boston Arts Academy Theater program, she has expanded her love of storytelling to now include screenwriting. Alexis values the importance of representation and advocacy in her work, and amplifying the voices of people in her community. Her dream is to create spaces for artists like herself to feel safe and seen.