2023 Seminar on Strategy for Artist-Endowed Foundation Leaders
March 7 – May 24, 2023
The Seminar on Strategy for Artist-Endowed Foundation Leaders supports the professional development of individuals who currently have, or will have, policy-setting and leadership responsibilities for Artist-Endowed Foundations—directors, officers, trustees, board members, senior staff—as well as those supporting an artist’s stewardship planning efforts with respect to a potential foundation.
Presented biennially by the Aspen Institute Artist-Endowed Foundations Initiative | AEFI, the Seminar educates leaders about the characteristics of these distinctive charitable organizations, including foundations’ complex business models, diverse philanthropic practices, influential art historical roles, and manifold governance and management requirements.
The Seminar curriculum is based on findings of AEFI’s National Study of Artist-Endowed Foundations and subsequent research publications, viewable at www.aspeninstitute.org/aefi. It focuses specifically on the strategic concerns of leaders orienting themselves to the field. Site visits and conversations with seasoned foundation directors are central to the curriculum, which is presented by scholars, experts, and AEF leaders.
Seminar Dates – All Seminar Activities Take Place Online
Tuesday, March 7 5:00 to 6:30 PM EST (Opening Reception)
Wednesday, March 8 1:00 to 3:00 PM EST (Opening Class)
Wednesday, March 15 1:00 to 5:15 PM EST
Wednesday, March 22 1:00 to 5:30 PM EST
Wednesday, March 29 1:00 to 5:15 PM EST
Wednesday, April 5 1:00 to 5:30 PM EST
Tuesday, April 11 1:00 to 5:15 PM EST
Wednesday, April 19 1:00 to 5:30 PM EST
Wednesday, April 26 1:00 to 5:15 PM EST
Wednesday, May 3 1:00 to 5:30 PM EST
Wednesday, May 10 1:00 to 5:15 PM EST
Wednesday, May 17 1:00 to 5:30 PM EST
Wednesday, May 24 1:00 to 3:00 PM EST (Closing Class)
Wednesday, May 24 5:00 to 6:30 PM EST (Closing Celebration)
Location: Online, hosted virtually by 500 Capp Street Foundation | David Ireland House, The Josef and Annie Albers Foundation, Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, The Gordon Parks Foundation, and Woodman Family Foundation.
Who Should Consider Applying to Participate in the Seminar:
• Individuals who, within the past three years, have assumed leadership responsibilities for artist-endowed foundations—directors, officers, trustees, board members, senior staff;
• Individuals designated to assume foundation leadership roles in the future, for example upon the artist’s death, including artists’ family members and professional associates; and
• Individuals supporting an artist’s art stewardship planning effort with respect to a potential foundation.
What Participants will Take Away From the Course:
• Comprehensive understanding of the AEF form in its many iterations;
• Firm grasp of the considerations that help define an AEF’s philanthropic and cultural role in both principle and practice;
• Knowledge and tools necessary to shape and advance your organization’s art stewardship and cultural philanthropy mission;
• Supportive cadre of colleagues who share your concerns and interests; and
• National network of established AEF leaders, scholars, and experts with whom to confer and exchange.
Legacy Stewardship and Artist-Endowed Foundations
– Foundation Basics
– Public Benefit
– Fiduciary Duties
– Self-Dealing & Private Benefit Risks
– Starting Up/Reorganizing
– Art Market Strategy
– Business Model
Cultural Asset Stewardship
– Art Collections
– Oeuvre Scholarship – Catalogues Raisonné, Oral History, Conservation Research
– Intellectual Property
– Support to Individuals
– Museum Gifts/Sales
– Educational & Public Programs
– Professional Advisors
– Risk Management
– Digital Engagement
– Foundation Planning
• Family & Foundation
• Long-term Art Stewardship Planning
• Oeuvre Management
• Foundation Termination
• Diversity, Equity, Access, & Inclusion (DEAI)
Please contact Christine J Vincent with any questions, email@example.com.