The Seminar on Strategy for Artist-Endowed Foundation Leaders, presented collaboratively by the Aspen Institute Artist-Endowed Foundations Initiative (AEFI) and University of Miami School of Law (UMSL), 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—and educates them about the characteristics of these distinctive organizations. Chief among these characteristics are foundations’ complex business models, diverse philanthropic practices, influential art historical role, and manifold governance and stewardship requirements. The Seminar is based on findings of AEFI’s National Study of Artist-Endowed Foundations and subsequent research publications, which are viewable at www.aspeninstitute.org/aefi, and focuses specifically on the strategic concerns of leaders orienting themselves to the field. Site visits and sessions with seasoned foundation leaders are central to the curriculum. By building the capacity of foundation leaders, the Seminar advances AEFI’s mission to strengthen the charitable impact of the emerging artist-endowed foundation field.
Dates: Sunday, April 30 – Friday, May 5, 2017. An opening dinner on April 30, followed by five full-day sessions with some evening activities.
Location: New York City, hosted* by the Richard Avedon Foundation, Dedalus Foundation, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Judd Foundation, and Roy Lichtenstein Foundation. * Subject to change.
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 with established leadership roles interested in a refresher course on the field’s evolving issues, practices, and policies.
Curriculum Topics: *
- Legacy Stewardship and Artist-Endowed Foundations
- Organizational Viability
- Economic Sustainability
- Cultural Asset Stewardship
- Philanthropic Impact
- Foundation Operation
- Communications and Reputational Assets
* Subject to Change
Application: By online submission, deadline February 24, 2017. Selection determined by the Seminar Admissions Committee. Notification of acceptance March 3, 2017.
Key dates in the Seminar application process are as follows:
- February 24 – Applications Deadline
- March 3 – Acceptance Notification
- March 17 – Tuition Payment Deadline
- April 30 – Seminar Convenes in New York City
Tuition: $3,450 USD, due upon notification of acceptance.
Completion Certificate: Conferred by the Aspen Institute Artist-Endowed Foundations Initiative and University of Miami School of Law.
For More Information on Eligibility and to Apply, CLICK HERE.