Announcement
February 4, 2016

Seminar on Strategy for New Artist-Endowed Foundation Leaders

Aspen Institute Artist-Endowed Foundations Initiative (AEFI)
2012 Seminar for Artist-Endowed Foundation Leaders, closing reception, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York.

The Aspen Institute Artist-Endowed Foundations Initiative (AEFI), recognized globally for its pioneering research on private foundations endowed by visual artists, announces the launch of a groundbreaking professional development program—the Seminar on Strategy for New Artist-Endowed Foundation Leaders. The program responds to the demand for professional development opportunities among new leaders entering this fast-growing field, which has seen the value of its assets double in the past five years.

Presented in collaboration with University of Miami School of Law, the annual Seminar is designed to support the professional development of individuals who currently have, or soon will have, new policy-setting and leadership responsibilities for artist-endowed foundations—directors, officers, trustees, board members, and senior staff. The Seminar orients new leaders to the characteristics of these distinctive organizations, including foundations’ complex business models, diverse philanthropic practices, influential art historical roles, and manifold governance and stewardship requirements.

The 2016 Seminar will take place the week of June 6–10 in New York City. In a novel approach that provides an educational setting to enhance the curriculum, the Dedalus Foundation, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and Richard Avedon Foundation will each host one day of the Seminar, offering participants a firsthand view of established foundations’ operations.

The Seminar’s curriculum is based on findings of AEFI’s National Study of Artist-Endowed Foundations and subsequent research publications and focuses specifically on the strategic concerns of leaders entering the field. Sessions with seasoned foundation leaders and other practitioners and scholars are central to the curriculum. By building the capacity of new leaders, the Seminar advances AEFI’s mission to strengthen the charitable impact of the emerging artist-endowed foundation field.

For more information about the application process and eligibility requirements, visit www.aspeninstitute.org/aefi.

About The Aspen Institute Artist-Endowed Foundations Initiative (AEFI)
Initiated in 2007, the Aspen Institute Artist-Endowed Foundations Initiative (AEFI) develops and disseminates knowledge in order to strengthen the charitable impact of the emerging artist-endowed foundation field as a force in cultural philanthropy and art stewardship. To realize this mission, AEFI undertakes innovative research and offers programs designed for key audiences whose members create, lead, and influence artist-endowed foundations.

In addition to research and publications, AEFI’s programs include: the annual Seminar on Strategy for New Artist-Endowed Foundation Leaders, providing professional development to new leaders entering the field; the annual Artist-Endowed Foundation Leadership Forum, an invitational convening of foundation leaders addressing key issues and innovations; Artists’ Conversations, small-group sessions introducing artists to considerations in foundation creation; and Local Programs, public panel discussions in artist-intensive cities across the country, fostering knowledge about the field among the interested public as well as leaders in the arts, philanthropy, education, and media. See AEFI’s publications and programs at www.aspeninstitute.org/aefi.

About the Aspen Institute
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information visit www.aspeninstitute.org.

About University of Miami School of Law
University of Miami School of Law is home to the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, the nation’s leading continuing education program for the estate planning profession, and counts among its faculty scholars widely recognized for their expertise in cultural property, philanthropy, tax, trusts and estates, and international law, among other fields. Through a new LL.M., the School educates attorneys to serve the expanding, intersecting worlds of entertainment, arts, and sports. To learn more, please visit www.law.miami.edu.

 

 

Seminar on Strategy for New Artist-Endowed Foundation Leaders presented by The Aspen Institute Artist-Endowed Foundations Initiative (AEFI)

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