Leadership and Advocacy Fellowship

Learn About VAM's Fellowship Opportunity

Are you a mid-career museum professional looking to have an impact on the field? Do you want to get engaged with VAM, and build your resume at the same time? VAM’s Leadership and Advocacy Fellowship was created for exactly these reasons. If you are selected as a fellow, you would have the chance to do research, talk with your colleagues at other museums about challenges they face, participate in state and national advocacy efforts and conversations surrounding the future of museums. The end result will serve as a resource for the museum community.

Thank you to Nick Gray and his articles "How to Host a Happy Hour" and "How to Plan a Networking Event" for ideas and support of this page.


2021 Fellows' Research

Whitney Zahar

Community Conversations Initiative

2020 Fellows' Final Research

Sally Meyer

Museum Public Programs and the Pandemic in Virginia

Museums and the Long Pandemic  

2019 Fellows' Final Research

Rebecca Guest

Cultivating & Informing the Next Generation of Philanthropic Giving

Read her final report:

   1.  Survey Statistics

   2. Summary Report

Kimberly Robinson

Museums in Action: A blog exploring diversity, inclusion and advocacy in the museum field! 

Thank you to Langley Federal Credit Union for sponsoring our 2019 Fellowship Program

2018 Fellows Final Research

Christina Vida
How Can Museums Stay Relevant to Teachers? 

Jackie Spainhour
Neurodiversity in Museums