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A Program for Rising Female Leaders in Visual Arts Management

Do you oversee a visual arts program at a large or small museum, gallery, community-based organization, or media or technology enterprise? Do you need more knowledge and a strategic perspective on how to manage a visual arts organization? Are you passionate about visual arts and public interpretation, education, curatorial services, media, and/or visitor’s services?

We are looking for rising leaders in New York City’s visual arts sector!

The Catherine Hannah Behrend Fellowship provides two rising stars in visual arts management with executive-level mentors, invitations to high-level planning and strategy sessions, meetings with 92nd Street Y programming directors, and access to the wider 92Y staff and community.

Fellows will receive additional exposure and training through the Women inPower Fellowship program, which provides senior female leaders across all major industries with professional development workshops and the networking and support they need to advance to the next stage of their careers.

To be considered for the Fellowship, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • In upper-middle management in visual arts management
  • Is based in New York City or the wider Tri-borough area
  • Open to exploring new ideas and perspectives
  • Uncompromising in her professional advancement
  • Eager to learn new strategies to succeed
  • Willing to share her experiences and insights with the wider 92Y community
  • Committed to participating in 7-8 hours of Fellowship activities, including approximately 3 hours for in-person meetings & Women inPower events. The remaining time commitment will be for readings, preparing for meetings and developing a program initiative
  • Have approval from their manager to participate in the Fellowship, given its time commitment

Please feel free to email us with any questions.

The Catherine Hannah Behrend Fellowship is supported by Catherine Hannah Behrend, who is a current NYU and FIT Graduate School adjunct professor, the founder of Ventures in Vision art tours, a longstanding 92Y Board member, and who has a distinguished career of public service in both the arts and economic development under six NYC Mayoral Administrations.