New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce The Incubator for Arts and Culture Leaders of Color in the Tri-State Area, a free program that will provide leadership training and community support for up to 18 arts administrators from January 2022 to June 2022. It is made possible through the generous support of a consortium of funders: The Willem de Kooning Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, the Teiger Foundation, and the Cy Twombly Foundation.
The Incubator for Arts and Culture Leaders of Color was designed with input from a group of arts and cultural leaders in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York State (outside of NYC), including participants from the NYSCA/NYFA Community Leaders Program. It builds upon the framework of NYFA’s Emerging Leaders Program that has served over 150 leaders since 2013 and The Incubator for Executive Leaders of Color (NYC). By fostering the professional development of local arts and cultural leaders of color and strengthening their work in the field, the incubator aims to encourage the sustainability and success of their organizations as well as the equitability and diversity of the arts industry.
NYFA will work with facilitators from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. The curriculum will be designed through the lens of inclusion and racial equity, and we will work diligently with partner organizations and external consultants to ensure that we meet the needs of our participants.
Leaders of color from arts and cultural organizations based in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York State (outside of NYC) are encouraged to apply by Monday, December 6.