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

Open Call for Host Arts Organizations Applications 

Through one-on-one mentoring relationships with ArtTable members, every year, a selected number of fellows have the opportunity to work with an established leader in the field. Fellows gain exposure to a range of professional activities at first-class cultural institutions throughout a five – eight week period during summer 2021. The fellowships are fully funded by ArtTable through the generosity of individuals and organizations.

Submit your application for an ArtTable Fellow at your organization by clicking here.

Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2021.

Projects Description for the fellow are solicited from Arts Organizations that meet the following criteria:

  • Enable the fellow to work collaboratively as well as independently on a focused and cohesive project that significantly contributes to a public exhibition or program initiatives
  • Offer opportunities to expand their research, writing, communication and project management skills
  • Provide integration into the institution’s staff and interface with other departments for maximum experience and exposure to day-to-day activities
  • Encourage working closely with and receiving consistent direct supervision from a designated mentor
  • Have a take-away component, be it research or skills-based with recognition given for contributions made to a major current or forthcoming project or program
  • As the Program has specific funding for Native American Fellows, if there is a project or specific request to work with a Native American fellow, please indicate it in the Proposal Description/Scope of the form.

ArtTable will accept Hosts applications through January 31, 2021, 11:59 pm EST.

Click here to read more detailed information about the 2021 Fellowship Program

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

ArtTable Fellowship Support
  • 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

To lean more about contributing to this program email:

2020 ArtTable Fellows

2020 ArtTable Fellowship

The application process for the ArtTable Fellowship program 2020 is now closed. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to contact candidates pre-selected for follow up. Thank you for your interest in our initiatives!

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
  • $4,000 stipend
2020 Host institutions
  • Chrysler Museum of Art; Norfolk, Virginia
  • The Art Students League of New York;New York, New York
  • LACE, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions; Los Angeles, California
  • The Laundromat Project; New York, New York  
  • The Morgan Library & Museum;New York, New York  
  • Museum of Chinese in America; New York, New York 
  • Oklahoma Contemporary;Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Socrates Sculpture Park; Long Island City, NY
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; San Francisco, California
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

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

View All Previous Fellows by Clicking Here
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2016 Career Roundtable participants. Photo credit: Christine Butler.
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ArtTable members Whitney Donhauser and Pauline Willis speaking to students at ArtTable’s 2017 Career Roundtable. Photo Courtesy of Fashion Institute of Technology.

Career Roundtable

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 D.C. Chapter selects up to  3 women for a one-year Fellowship beginning in January 2021. 

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 2020-2021 Faith Flanagan Fellowship Program Are Now Open!

Please click here to view the prospectus for more information.

Application Requirements and Materials

●  At least 2 years of post-bachelor’s degree experience in the art field
●  Resumé detailing skills and experience
●  One recommendation letter with name and contact information
●  1 – 2 page essay explaining your career goals, your interest in ArtTable and any unique traits or qualities you have or wish to advance in the art field.
●  List of 3 specializations, ranked, that you would like to learn more about through a mentor

Prospective Fellows may submit their application here! Applications are DUE December 10, 2020.

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!

Learn How You Can Support the DC Faith Flanagan Fellowship Program

View Previous Faith Flanagan Fellowship Participants Here

“I made so many new connections, and received invaluable advice from seasoned professionals.”

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