AEFI Artists’ Conversation: The Bay Area
On October 3, 2015, AEFI presented an invitational, small group session for Bay Area artists interested in philanthropy and planning for their life’s work. Artists’ Conversation: The Bay Area drew on the findings of AEFI’s National Study of Artist-Endowed Foundations to promote awareness of the ways artists may determine whether a foundation is an appropriate choice for long term stewardship of their creative works and rights, and to share information about how to plan effectively for a foundation that will successfully fulfill its charitable purpose.
Offered periodically in collaboration with local cultural institutions, AEFI’s Artists’ Conversations help artists and their spouses/partners, as well as artists’ surviving spouses and heirs, explore considerations in creating an artist-endowed foundation.
Panelists for the Artists’ Conversation: The Bay Area included:
- Leah Levy, Director, The Jay DeFeo Trust
- Mary Clare Stevens, Executive Director, Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts
- Christa Blatchford, CEO, Joan Mitchell Foundation
- Stephen Urice, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law, AEFI Advisor
- Christine J. Vincent, Project Director, AEFI
The program was organized in collaboration with:
- Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Lawrence Rinder, Director
- Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Julian Cox, Founding Curator of Photography and Chief Curator
- Oakland Museum of California, René de Guzman, Senior Curator of Art
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Janet Bishop, Curator of Painting and Sculpture