Community Initiatives

As a nonprofit organization, ArtTable is dedicated to serving our community through providing educational programming, mentorship, and public information. Use the sidebar to learn more about these initiatives:

ArtTable's Diversity Internship Program: A Summer Mentored Internship in the Visual Arts Professions
ArtTable invites female graduate students pursuing a career in arts administration to apply for an internship through this program, which supports emerging women professionals from backgrounds generally underrepresented in the field. Through one-on-one mentoring relationships with ArtTable members at institutions throughout the country, interns have the opportunity to work with an established leader in the field and gain exposure to a range of professional activities. ArtTable provides a $3,000 stipend for each selected intern for an eight-week commitment.

Career Development Roundtable
In this yearly event, more than 100 graduate students in arts administration and art history programs in the New York area meet with experienced professional women working in the visual arts, many of them ArtTable members, to discuss career experience and development. Students meet their peers in graduate programs offered by 17 schools, including Columbia, NYU, Pratt, FIT, Sotheby’s Institute, Christie’s, City College, Hunter, Parsons, SUNY Purchase, St. Johns University, Bard, and University of Maryland College Park. It is a remarkable networking and learning opportunity. 

Students have a chance to sit at several tables, each hosted by an arts professional in a different area of the arts. Each table has no more than eight students, and is led by one or two facilitators experienced in that area. 

High School Arts Career Day
For more than twelve years, ArtTable has given students a chance to learn about careers in the arts while gaining special access to cultural institutions through a special program for high school students. This program is a chance for public high school students to meet with arts professionals to learn more about the work they do and the education, training and preparation that is required for each job. Students are encouraged to ask questions and to learn about any programs or internship opportunities for teens. If you would like to help plan career days for high school students in your area, please contact us
This project documents on video the significant impact and on-going contributions of professional women in the visual arts to provide researchers, writers, documentary directors, students, teachers, ArtTable members, and others with authentic, useful, and reliable historic material. All original Oral History interviews are in the Archives of American Art. More current content can be found on our site here