Since 1980, ArtTable has been working to advance the leadership of women-identifying and nonbinary professionals in the visual arts. Through a variety of programs, we educate and inform members and the public about significant developments and issues in the visual arts, as well as support dialogue and promote the evolving leadership role of women-identifying and nonbinary arts leaders. Our initiatives provide ongoing educational and public programming, mentorship, and professional development opportunities that are central to our mission as a nonprofit organization. For a full description of ArtTable’s Impact Initiatives, click here.
In 2022, ArtTable established the Impact Initiatives Fund in Honor of Meg Perlman. This fund directly impacts our fellowship and career roundtable initiatives, provides funding to our diversity, equity, inclusivity, and accessibility efforts, as well as provides opportunities for early-career women-identifying and nonbinary professionals in our Affiliate Membership Program by providing education and mentoring opportunities. Please help us to make a difference by contributing to this fund.
Please see ArtTable’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Action Plan approved by ArtTable’s Board of Directors in May of 2021.
ArtTable is interested in collecting new data about the changing contours of the artistic labor market in order to better understand trends and advocate for arts professionals, artists, and arts workers of all types. As such, we are analyzing the results of a 2023 survey instrument to capture information about arts professionals’ working conditions, career histories, and understandings of their work—now and in the past. Thank you to all who participated!
Data about arts professionals is woefully inaccessible and incomplete; we are seeking to remedy some of these problems and contribute valuable knowledge to our community. As such, we ask that you and any arts professionals you know, please generously offer some of your time and complete our survey, which asks you to reflect on your own career journey.
ArtTable will share data and research over the course of this year through panel discussions and papers. The first discussion took place on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at the Ford Foundation for Social Justice in New York City. The recording is available to view here. Our follow-up conversation in October 2023 is introduced in this article on the Pay Equity in the arts as featured in Hyperallergic.
Since 2000, the ArtTable National Fellowship has addressed the marked lack of diversity in arts employment. This impactful program provides quality real work experiences and mentorship to women-identifying and non-binary emerging professionals from backgrounds generally underrepresented in the visual arts field. During the paid, five-to-eight-week summer program, the fellows will work closely with established leaders in the field to gain exposure to a range of professional activities at leading museums and art organizations. They also receive one-on-one mentoring from leading professionals who are ArtTable members and are specialized in their areas of interest.
Through the generous support of individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies, ArtTable has supported 147 women-identifying and non-binary fellows, partnered with a total of 78 leading art organizations nationwide so far, and dispersed over $451,000 since the Fellowship’s inception.
The program is open to women-identifying and non-binary emerging professionals who self-identify as being from cultural, racial, ethnic, and/or socio-economic backgrounds underrepresented in the field. Individuals from LQBTQIA2S and/or disability communities are encouraged to apply. Three of the twenty positions are intended specifically for women-identifying and non-binary Native American/ Indigenous descent. Applicants may be enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or pre/post-doc programs or have recently graduated. Individuals returning to the field, especially after a period of absence due to circumstances such as elder care, early parenting, or military service are encouraged to apply.
Candidates should have lived experience, work experience, or academic experience in the fields required for each Host Organization’s project to which they wish to apply. Applicants of diverse backgrounds with demonstrated skills that are relevant to the field may apply regardless of their professional or academic history.
This project has been supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.
2023 ArtTable Fellowship Program
Congratulations to this year’s Fellows!
If you have any questions about the program, or how you can become a supporter, please contact Susan Mangaluz, Impact Initiatives, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 Fellowship Host Organizations
- A.I.R. Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
- Amant. Brooklyn, NY
- Art Papers. Atlanta, GA
- Balboa Art Conservation Center. San Diego, CA
- Black Cube. Englewood, CO
- Capital One Art Program. Tysons, VA
- Carolee Schneemann Foundation. New Paltz, NY
- Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA
- IBe’ Arts Institute. Hopewell, VA
- Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Kansas City, MO
- Laumeier Sculpture Park. Sappington, MO
- Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art. New York, NY
- Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). Los Angeles, CA
- Museum of the City of New York. New York, NY
- Project for Empty Space. Newark, NJ and New York, NY
- Project X Foundation for Art & Criticism. Los Angeles, CA
- Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (Tephra ICA). Reston, VA
- The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center. New York, NY
- The Morgan Library & Museum. New York, NY
- VoCA (Voices in Contemporary Art). New York, NY
The ArtTable Fellowship program is made possible thanks to the invaluable help of the following supporters:
- Julie Armistead
- Capital One Art Program
- Elaine M. Goldman
- Lila Harnett
- Helen Frankenthaler Foundation
- Herschel Supply Co.
- Lenore G. Tawney Foundation
- Leon Polk Smith Foundation
- Elizabeth Sackler Museum Educational Trust
- SRI Fine Arts Services
- The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation
March 9, 2023 – ArtTable Launches 2023 National Fellowship Program
February 16, 2022 – ArtTable Launches 2022 Fellowship Program
News From Our FellowsRead updates from our recent ArtTable fellows
In 2009 ArtTable launched the Career Development Roundtable, one of our longest-standing and most impactful career mentoring programs, influencing the career paths of more than 2,000 students and emerging professionals.
The program, currently hosted virtually over the course of two days, is designed to give emerging leaders in arts administration, art business, museum studies, art history, curatorial studies, and arts internships an experience to meet with professionals in the visual arts to discuss career opportunities.
Every year participants have the opportunity to gather around selected tables for open and engaged conversations with leading women-identifying and non binary professionals, to learn about their diverse career paths and experiences, to gain insights and advice for their own career development, and to network and build future relationships with peers and mentors. This is also an opportunity for ArtTable members and the community to participate in a mentoring role.
“I made so many new connections, and received invaluable advice from seasoned professionals.”
ArtTable is grateful for our institutional and cultural partners who support our programs and initiatives year round.