Announcing | 2020 Emerging Leaders Program Cohort

Announcing | 2020 Emerging Leaders Program Cohort

Congratulations and welcome to the newest cohort of participants in NYFA’s intensive professional development program for arts administrators!

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)’s intensive professional development program for arts administrators turns six this year! After careful consideration, we are pleased to announce the participants in the 2020 cohort of our Emerging Leaders Program, made possible through American Express. The program provides free leadership training for arts administrators over nine months, and more than 125 arts administrators have participated in the program since its inception. 

NYFA believes that investments in cultural infrastructure build stronger links and shared knowledge between artists and arts administrators, which benefits the entire field.

2020 Emerging Leaders Program Cohort

Daniel Bamba, Director, Grants and Residencies, Queens Council on the Arts, Queens, NY

Michelle Campagna, Advertising and Marketing Senior Manager, Academy of American Poets, New York, NY

Defne Celikoyar, Development Associate, BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Bronx, NY

Christina Chan, Manager of School, Youth and Community Programs, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

Anna Conlan, Curator and Exhibitions Manager, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY

Tiffiney Davis, Managing Director, Red Hook Art Project (RHAP), Brooklyn, NY

Zafi Dimitropoulou, Artistic Director, People’s Theatre Project, New York, NY

Anaïs Duplan, Program Manager, Recess, Brooklyn, NY

Bianca Farrow, Education Manager, Bronx Documentary Center, Bronx, NY

Mollie Flanagan, Chief Financial Officer, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn, NY

Gail Heidel, Director of Creative Arts Programs, Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, Bronx, NY

Jesus Hernandez, Executive and Artistic Director, Latin Reel, New York, NY

Tonya Hopkins, Cofounder & Executive Director, James Hemings Society, Brooklyn, NY

Frances Howorth, Director of Marketing, Irish Repertory Theatre, New York, NY

Monica Johnson, Managing Director, Booklyn, Inc., Brooklyn, NY

Ladi’Sasha Jones, Artist Engagement Manager, The Laundromat Project, New York, NY

Jess Kaufman, Executive Artistic Director, Más Allá del Muro | Beyond the Wall, Nogales AZ/SON and New York, NY

Miriam Leuchter, Interim Executive Director, Josephine Herrick Project (JHP), New York, NY

Kristen Lynch, Co-Founder/Executive Director, Brooklyn Acting Lab, Brooklyn, NY

Sahar Muradi, Managing Director of Education Programs, City Lore, Inc., New York, NY

Zoe Rabinowitz, Associate Artistic Director, Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

Seema Sabnani, Chief Programs Officer, Free Arts NYC, New York, NY

Yusuf Siddiquee, Associate Director, Finance, StoryCorps, Brooklyn, NY

Crystal Wei, Executive Director, Mount Tremper Arts, Mt. Tremper, NY

Ran Yan, Executive Director, Lewis Latimer House Museum, Queens, NY

NYFA’s Emerging Leaders Program is made possible with the generous support of American Express.

This program is part of NYFA Learning, which includes professional development for artists and arts administrators. Sign up for NYFA’s free bi-weekly newsletter to receive updates on future programs. 

Image: Kwesi Abbensetts (Photography ‘16), “A Kind of Masking Series 4,” 2015, digital

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