The 2018 Artist-Endowed Foundation Leadership Forum will take place on Wednesday, November 14. An invitational symposium, the Forum convenes senior staff and board leaders of artist-endowed foundations to discuss key issues and innovations in practice and policy that are influencing the field’s charitable impact in art stewardship and cultural philanthropy.
The event is presented by the Hoffman Forum in cooperation with the Aspen Institute Artist-Endowed Foundations Initiative/AEFI and University of Miami School of Law. It is hosted this year by MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York.
The 2018 Forum Keynote Conversation will feature a discussion with two new artist-endowed foundation leaders – Kathy Halbreich, executive director of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Lynn Caponera, president of the Maurice Sendak Foundation – moderated by Deborah Marrow, director of the Getty Foundation. The day will conclude with a tour of the retrospective exhibition Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts.
In addition to fostering collegial exchange among the field’s senior leaders and building a shared body of knowledge about effective practice, the Forum informs the research, publication, and knowledge sharing programs of the Aspen Institute’s Artist-Endowed Foundations Initiative/AEFI. Sessions incorporate presentations and discussions among foundation leaders, scholars, experts,
and thought leaders. Topics* for 2018 include:
• Community Collaborations for Arts Education
• Exploring Potential Diversity Initiatives
• Navigating Key Junctures with Strategic Planning
• The Intersection of Archives and Art Collections
• Highlights from AEFI’s Study Report Update 2018
• Authentication Update
• Conversations with Artists About Their Intentions
• Art Collection Risk Management
• Handling the Increasing Complexity of Human Resource Regulations
• Closed Door Conversation: Making Difficult Leadership Decisions