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Seminar on Strategy for New Artist-Endowed Foundation Leaders


The Seminar on Strategy for New 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, new policy-setting and leadership responsibilities for artist-endowed foundations—directors, officers, trustees, board members, senior staff—and orients them to 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 entering the field. Site visits and sessions with seasoned foundation leaders are central to the curriculum. By building the capacity of new leaders, the Seminar advances AEFI’s mission to strengthen the charitable impact of the emerging artist-endowed foundation field.

Dates: June 6 – 10, 2016, including five full-day sessions with some evening activities.

Location: New York City, hosted by the Richard Avedon Foundation, Dedalus Foundation, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation (hosts subject to change).

Who Should Consider Applying to Attend The Seminar:

  • Individuals who, within the past three years, have assumed new leadership responsibilities for artist-endowed foundations—directors, officers, trustees, board members, senior staff; and
  • Individuals designated to assume foundation leadership roles in the future, for example upon the artist’s death, including artists’ family members and professional associates.

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

Registration: By application, deadline March 11, 2016. Selection determined by the Seminar Admissions Committee. Notification of selection April 8, 2016.

Tuition: $2,950, due upon notification of selection.

Completion Certificate: Conferred by The Aspen Institute Artist-Endowed Foundations Initiative and University of Miami School of Law.

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The Seminar on Strategy for New 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, new policy-setting and leadership responsibilities for artist-endowed foundations—directors, officers, trustees, board members, senior staff—and orients them to the characteristics of these distinctive organizations.

Event information
Date
Mon Jun 6, 2016 - Fri Jun 10, 2016
12:00am - 12:00am
Location
New York, NY, United States