2022 Spring Workshop Series

The Aspen Institute Artist-Endowed Foundations Initiative |AEFI is pleased to announce that the project Increasing the AEF Community’s DEAI Capacity to Host BIPOC Internships and Fellowships will kick off this spring with a four-part, online workshop series focused on professional practice around Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion and Hosting BIPOC Internship/Fellowships.

This series is designed to help AEF leaders begin or further the process of building their organizations’ DEAI capacity, developing a shared understanding of effective practice in hosting BIPOC internships and fellowships, and engaging with colleagues in exchange of lessons learned around this important work.

2022 Spring Workshop Series
Building DEAI Capacity to Host Internships/Fellowships

Tuesday, February 8
1:00 to 3:30 PM ET
Navigating Intergenerational Working Relationships
Assist AEF leaders to be effective supervisors and colleagues in today’s dynamic work environment, focusing on understanding what motivates today’s workers; bridging generational workstyles, values, and practices; recognizing traits of inclusive leaders; and adapting one’s communication style.
Facilitator: Belinda Madrid Teitel, former Vice President for Education and Leadership Development, Center for Nonprofit Management

Tuesday, February 15
1:00 to 3:30 PM ET
Understanding Race and Power in Our Institutions and Professional Fields
Help AEF leaders build a stronger awareness of their intersectional identities and positionality as these relate to race and power dynamics. Focus on tools for self-reflection, critical analysis of racial power structures in practice, and identifying strategies for disrupting systemic racism.
Facilitator: Jade Agua, Chief Learning Officer, USC Race and Equity Center

Wednesday, February 23
1:00 to 3:30 PM ET
Partnering with Established BIPOC Internship/Fellowship Programs
Engage the leadership teams and alumni of established BIPOC internship/fellowship programs in discussing their programs’ goals, formats, processes, educational strategies, and lessons learned about effective practices for hosting BIPOC internship/fellowships.
Moderator: Olga Viso, Senior Advisor for Global Partnerships in the Arts, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, ASU
Presenters: AUC Art History + Curatorial Collective, ArtTable Fellowship Program, Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program, Studio Institute Arts Intern Program

Wednesday, March 2
1:00 to 3:30 PM ET
Managing BIPOC Internships/Fellowships: Nuts & Bolts and New Modes
Enable AEF leaders who have supervised internships/fellowships to further develop their skills, including managing remote/online internships/fellowship and developing new internship formats, and provide new supervisors with tools to be successful in this role, ensuring they meet interns’ pedagogic goals as well as optimize foundations’ own program goals.
Moderator: Myron Beasley, Associate Professor of American Studies, Bates College
Respondents: Leaders associated with The Studio Museum Institute, Americans for the Arts’ Equity in Arts Leadership programs, The Saint Louis Art Museum’s Romare Bearden Fellowship

Registration for the workshop series is open to board and staff members of Artist-Endowed Foundations and graduates of AEFI’s Seminar on Strategy for AEF Leaders. For more information, contact Christine J. Vincent at christine.vincent@aspeninstitute.org