2017 Diversity Fellowship Program

Since 2000, ArtTable has conducted a fellowship program that addresses the marked lack of diversity in arts employment and offers a limited number of internship placements. The objective of ArtTable’s Diversity Fellowship Program is to provide quality experiences and mentorship for female graduate students from backgrounds generally underrepresented in the field to aid their transition from academic to professional careers. Through one-on-one mentoring relationships with ArtTable members, fellows have the opportunity to work with an established leader in the field and gain exposure to a range of professional activities. Each fellow will receive a $3,000 stipend for an eight week commitment. These positions are made possible thanks to funding from the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation, and ArtTable Members Lila Harnett, Catherine Hannah Behrend and Elaine Goldman.
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2017 ArtTable Diversity Fellows
Spring 2017

This spring, we are fortunate to welcome two students as the Lila Harnett ArtTable Fellows at the Phoenix Art Museum and the Heard Museum through a special collaboration with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. 

Hannah Gur-Arie is a senior pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Marketing at Barrett, the Honors College, Arizona State   University. This spring, as the Lila Harnett Fellow at the Phoenix Art Museum, Hannah will be focusing her efforts on events and programming for the Arizona Costume Institute, surrounding the exhibition Emphatics: Avant-Garde Fashion from 1963-2013.

Hannah has a strong interest in the intersection of fashion and art and is currently researching her honors thesis on the   relationship between high fashion and the rise of technology, and exploring the absence of diversity in the fashion industry for the student-run art and literary journal, Normal Noise.  At ASU, she also leads the Business of Fashion Club, which promotes opportunities for fashion-minded students.  Last summer, Hannah interned for The Magnet Agency and Purple PR in New York City, further refining her skills in different segments of the industry. Hannah has previously interned in the fashion department at  Phoenix Art Museum, assisting in the development of multiple fashion exhibitions, along with studying the importance of historical and contemporary fashion within the context of museums.


Lahela Maxwell is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, and in addition, a minor in Film and Media Production. As the Lila Harnett Fellow at the Heard Museum, Lahela will be working with the Public Relations and Marketing Divisions, aiming to increase social media presence and expand web design, content, and blog.

At Arizona State University, Lahela is a Sun Devil Family Association scholar, and a recipient of the Hawai`i Association of Broadcasters' scholarship. She assists with Arizona State University Foundation fundraiser events throughout the year and broadcasts with the university radio station, The Blaze. She has worked with PBS Hawai`i throughout high school, and will work through 2017 with PBS Arizona in partnership with the Cronkite School. 


If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact ejoselow@arttable.org.