2017 Artist-Endowed Foundation Leadership Forum

2017 Artist-Endowed Foundation Leadership Forum

Monday, November 6th – 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City

This is an Invitation-Only Event

The 2017 Artist-Endowed Foundation Leadership Forum will take place on Monday, November 6th. An invitational symposium, the Forum convenes senior board and staff 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 the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City.

The 2017 Forum keynote remarks will be offered by the distinguished artist, art historian, educator, curator, collector, and philanthropist, David C. Driskell, who will reflect on the vital importance of artists’ creativity and philanthropy during challenging times in our democracy.

In addition to fostering collegial exchange among the field’s senior leaders, 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, thought leaders, and artists. Topics* for 2017 include:

  • Keynote: Vital to Democracy: Artists’ Creativity and Philanthropy
  • Strategy Spotlight: Charting a Course in Today’s Political/Cultural Climate
  • View from Abroad: Status Update – Authentication Mediation Board
  • Considerations in Practice: Stewardship Challenges in Art Conservation
  • Innovation Scan: Hands-on Collaborations with Colleges and Universities
  • Service Salute: Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Centennial
  • Issue Briefing: Trends in Insurance Underwriting for Catalogue Raisonné Projects
  • Fiduciary Focus: Options for Impact in Socially Responsible Investing
  • Data Review: Current Directions in Executive Compensation
  • Closed Door Session: Leadership Perspectives on Foundation Termination

For information: vincent.christine@gmail.com


* Subject to change – Updated 8.18.17