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

Impact

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 nonprofit organization. 


ArtTable Fellowship

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

Each year ArtTable conducts a fellowship program to address the marked lack of diversity in arts employment. The Fellowship provides quality experiences and mentorship opportunities 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, foundations, and grants. 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.

Applications for host institutions for the 2022 Fellowship Program are now open.
Please email Lucia Roldan, Freelance Education and Community Engagement Coordinator, at lroldan@arttable.org with any questions.


2022 ArtTable Fellowship Program

Applications for Host Institutions are now open for the 2022 Fellowship Program. Click here to submit your application to host an ArtTable-funded fellow to work at your organization during the summer of 2022.

Organizations can include nonprofit and for-profit entities involved in the visual arts, including but not limited to museums, art centers, galleries, foundations, artists residencies, publishing companies, artists’ estates, and sculpture parks.

ArtTable is currently accepting applications 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 initiative.
  • Offer opportunities to expand their research, writing, communication and project management skills.
  • Provide integration into the organization’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 host applications through January 31, 2022, 11:59 pm ET.

Host organizations will be selected by February 14, 2022. The most qualified fellowship candidates will then be individually presented to hosts for their final review and acceptance in April – May 2022.

If you have any questions about your participation, don’t hesitate to contact Lucia Roldan, Education and Community Engagement Coordinator, at lroldan@arttable.org


2021 ArtTable Fellowship Program

ArtTable is thrilled to announce the 16 fellowship recipients for the 2021 Fellowship Program.

Click each person’s image below to read more about them and the projects they will be working on during their fellowship. Click here to read the full press release.

Click here to view our virtual Meet & Greet with the 2021 ArtTable Fellows from July 2021!

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
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
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Leon Polk Smith Foundation
  • Elizabeth Sackler Museum Educational Trust
  • Lenore G. Tawney Foundation
  • Barbara Tober and the Acronym Fund

To learn more about contributing to this program email director@arttable.org.

Click here for a list of past ArtTable Fellows

Photo credit: Christine Butler.
ArtTable News

News From Our Fellows

Read updates from our recent ArtTable fellows

Career Development 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 1,700 students and emerging professionals.

The program, currently hosted in New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and virtually, 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.

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

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