2022 Artist-Endowed Foundation Leadership Forum

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Tue May 24, 2022 - Wed May 25, 2022
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2022 Artist-Endowed Foundation Leadership Forum

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24 and 25, 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM EST

This is an Invitation-Only Event

The virtual 2022 Artist-Endowed Foundation Leadership Forum will take place online Tuesday, May 24, and Wednesday, May 25. An invitational symposium, the Forum will convene 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 as its members navigate the multiple crosscurrents that mark this moment in time.

The event is presented by the Aspen Institute Artist-Endowed Foundations Initiative | AEFI and will be hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Virginia Museum of Fine arts.

The virtual 2022 AEF Leadership Forum will kick off with the Charlie Bergman Keynote Conversation, named to honor the former Chairman and CEO of The Pollock-Krasner Foundation who played a critical role in founding AEFI. The Bergman Conversation will feature internationally recognized artist Theaster Gates and recently appointed NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson discussing the critical role artists play as community builders at this complex moment in our country’s culture and democracy. The Forum’s first day will conclude with a curator-led tour of the exhibition Philip Guston Now, presented by the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and its second day will close with a curator-led tour of the exhibition The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, presented by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

The 2022 Forum will incorporate presentations and discussions among foundation leaders, scholars, experts, and thought leaders. The program is designed to foster collegial exchange among the field’s senior leaders, build a shared body of knowledge about effective practice, and introduce new foundation leaders into the community’s conversations and network. Topics, which are subject to change, include:

  • Turning the Corner on COVID: New Developments in Art Stewardship & Philanthropy
  • Web 3.0: What Should AEF Leaders Know About NFTs and Blockchain?
  • More Than One Artist: Stewarding Multiple Oeuvres
  • Due Diligence: Are We Responsible for Our Museum Partners’ Actions?
  • Fiduciary Duty: Serving as an Artist’s Executor/Trustee With a Foundation as Beneficiary
  • Sustainability: It’s Always Time for Succession Planning
  • Leadership: Advancing the DEAI Conversation
  • Cyber Security: Preparing for Heightened Risks Post-Ukraine
  • Closed Door Conversation: AEFs and Artists Diagnosed With Dementia: Ask the Experts

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Registration Fee: $325

Invitation-Only Event

For information: [email protected]