The Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis (OTSL) announced the inaugural class of the Clayco Future Leaders Fellowship, a program created to cultivate and prepare future leaders in the field of arts administration from historically underrepresented backgrounds, particularly those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
The first three participants include Lyanne Alvarado, Quentin Beverly, and Chandler Johnson.
During the course of the program, fellows will serve as full time staff members between January 4 through July 30, 2021, each with their own projects and responsibilities. They will all receive a salary and benefits, along with numerous mentorship and professional development opportunities.
“Clayco is incredibly proud to partner with OTSL to support this initiative,” said Bob Clark, Executive Chairman and Founder of Clayco. “For too long, BIPOC leaders have been underrepresented in the arts, and we applaud Opera Theatre for taking steps to address that inequity. We extend a warm St. Louis welcome to Chandler, Quentin, and Lyanne, and look forward to watching their success as the first-ever Clayco Fellows.”