Art Table members leading a discussion at the ArtTable New York Career Roundtable Program.


Since 1980, ArtTable has been working to advance the professional leadership of women in the visual arts. Through a variety of programs, we educate and inform members and the public about significant developments and issues in the visual arts, as well as support dialogue and promote the evolving leadership role of women in the arts. Our initiatives provide ongoing educational and public programming, mentorship, and professional development opportunities that our central to our mission as a non-profit organization. 

ArtTable Fellowship

Each year ArtTable conducts a fellowship program to address the marked lack of diversity in arts employment. The Fellowship provides quality experiences and mentorship to female-identifying graduate students and emerging professionals from backgrounds generally underrepresented in the field to aid their transition from academic to professional careers. Through one-on-one mentoring relationships at select museums and cultural institutions, fellows have the opportunity to work with established leaders and gain exposure to a range of professional activities.

Since 2000, ArtTable has placed Fellows through the support of dedicated individuals and foundations. These women have gone on to be curators (14%), pursue higher degrees in the arts (12%), museum educators (11%), hold director level positions (6%) and other careers in the arts including gallerists, independent business owners, artists and more.

2021 ArtTable Fellowship Program

Applications for ArtTable’s 2021 Fellowship Program are now closed.
Please check back in January 2022 for more information.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to reply to inquiries about application status and only selected candidates will be contacted by April 16, 2021. Thank you for your understanding

ArtTable Fellowship Highlights
  • Professional career development
  • Work with established leaders in museums and other cultural organizations 
  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Access to ArtTable’s dynamic professional network
  • Eight-week commitment between May and August 2020
  • 3 fellowships specifically open to women of Native American / Indigenous descent
  • $4,000 stipend
Eligibility Requirements
  • Women-identified students, who are currently enrolled in a graduate/pre/post-doc program, are recent graduates (within 6 months of having completed all graduation requirements, and/or emerging professionals.
  • Seeking career opportunities in the visual arts professions.
  • Self-identified from cultural/racial/ethnic/socio-economic backgrounds underrepresented in the field
  • Hold U.S citizenship, have permanent residency status, or a current student visa
2021 Host institutions
  • American Indian Artists Inc. (AMERINDA) | New York, NY
  • Brooklyn Museum | Brooklyn, NY
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum | New York, NY
  • LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art | Los Angeles, CA
  • Materials & Applications (M&A) | Los Angeles, CA
  • Montclair Art Museum | Montclair, NJ
  • Museum of Arts and Design | New York, NY
  • Museum of Chinese in America | New York, NY
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | Houston, TX
  • Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center | Oklahoma City, OK
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art | Philadelphia, PA
  • Portland Art Museum | Portland, OR
  • Project for Empty Space | Newark, NJ
  • Public Art Fund | New York, NY
  • Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) | Los Angeles, CA
  • The Morgan Library & Museum | New York, NY

Click here for more information on each host institution’s project

ArtTable Fellowship Support

The ArtTable Fellowship program is made possible thanks to the invaluable support of the following individuals and foundations:

  • Anonymous
  • Gina Adams
  • Julie Armistead
  • Cathie Behrend
  • Helen Frankenthaler Foundation
  • Elaine Goldman
  • Lila Harnett
  • The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation
  • Leon Polk Smith Foundation
  • Elizabeth Sackler Museum Educational Trust
  • Lenore G. Tawney Foundation
  • Barbara Tober and the Acronym Fund

To lean more about contributing to this program email:

Open Call for Host Arts Organizations Applications

Applications for 2021 host organizations are now closed.

*35% African American; 33% Hispanic: 13% Asian; 
11% multi-racial; 5% other. Statistics through 2019.

Click here for a list of past ArtTable Fellows

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2016 Career Roundtable participants. Photo credit: Christine Butler.
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Career Roundtable

ArtTable members Whitney Donhauser and Pauline Willis speaking to students at ArtTable’s 2017 Career Roundtable. Photo Courtesy of Fashion Institute of Technology.

In 2009 ArtTable launched the Career Development Roundtable, one of our longest-standing and most impactful career mentoring programs,  influencing the career paths of more than 1,500 students and emerging professionals.

The program, currently hosted  in New York, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles, is designed to give emerging leaders in arts administration, art business, museum studies, art history, curatorial studies, and arts internships an experience to meet with professional women in the visual arts to discuss career opportunities.

Every year participants have the opportunity to gather around selected tables for open and engaged conversations with leading professional women, to learn about their diverse career paths and experiences, to gain insights and advice for their own career development, and to network and build future relationships with peers and mentors.

Help us to expand this program

DC Faith Flanagan Fellowship Program

The Faith Flanagan Fellowship Program, a local Washington, D.C. Chapter initiative, provides mentorship and a one-year provisional membership in the DC Chapter to a few select individuals with at least 2 years of experience in the visual arts field. The Fellowship is open to all women but will prioritize individuals from cultural/racial/ethnic/socio-economic backgrounds underrepresented in the field.

Program Participants are selected by the ArtTable DC executive committee in December through a competitive application process. Each Fellow will receive a stipend of $500.

Applications for the 2021 Fellowship are now closed. Please check back in October 2021 for updates.

2021 Faith Flanagan Fellows

Faith Flanagan 2019-2020 Fellows Project

For the ArtTable DC 2019-2020 Faith Flanagan Fellows’ project they chose to create a website celebrating the history of the Washington, D.C. Chapter. The site consists of information based on interviews conducted over several months. It highlights the stories of thirteen trailblazing women, all early members of ArtTable DC Chapter, who have each been instrumental in shaping the DC art community and the local DC ArtTable chapter. View the fellow’s project by clicking here!

Click here for a list of past Faith Flanagan Fellows

Support the DC Faith Flanagan Fellowship Program

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