Welcoming AEFI's Project Consultant
Beginning January 1, 2022, the Aspen Institute Artist-Endowed Foundations Initiative | AEFI will undertake the 12-month project Building the Artist-Endowed Foundation Community’s DEAI Capacity to Host BIPOC Interns and Fellows. AEFI is pleased to announce that Nikki Kirk has accepted our invitation to join the AEFI team as the Project Consultant for this important work.
Nikki Kirk (she/her) is a leadership development and cultural equity practitioner who is dedicated to advocating for systemically excluded and institutionally oppressed populations. Through her work with organizations like Americans for the Arts, the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, and El Sistema USA, she has supported individual and organizational growth in the areas of youth and leadership development. Nikki has a background in designing, restructuring, and transitioning programs, both in-person and in virtual spaces. She has diverse experience as a facilitator, curriculum developer, program coordinator, project manager, mentor, and advisor, including designing and managing internship/fellowship programs, specifically for leaders of color.