Announcing | The Incubator for Executive Leaders of Color Participants 2021

Announcing | The Incubator for Executive Leaders of Color Participants 2021
Image: Takuji Hamanaka (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts '17); "Light of Silence;" 2016; Water based woodcut mounted on museum board

Participants are executive leaders from arts and cultural organizations across New York City.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce the names of the 16 executive leaders who will participate in the first session of its Incubator for Executive Leaders of Color program, which will be facilitated by Leadership Development & Change Management Consultant Stefania Trelles. This free incubator will provide leadership training and community support to participants from April 2021 to October 2021.

Through the support of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Incubator for Executive Leaders of Color is an outgrowth of NYFA’s Emerging Leaders program that served over 150 leaders since 2013.

NYFA fosters the professional development of leaders of color and aims to encourage both the sustainability and success of their organizations and the equitability and diversity of the arts industry through programs like the Incubator for Executive Leaders of Color. NYFA believes that investments in cultural infrastructure build stronger links and shared knowledge between artists and arts administrators, which benefits the entire field. 

2021 Incubator for Executive Leaders of Color

Suhaly Bautista-Carolina; Senior Managing Educator, Audience Development and Engagement; Metropolitan Museum of Art; New York, NY

Tahnia Belle; Managing Director; Urban Bush Women; Brooklyn, NY

Jane Cho; Director of Administration; Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College; Queens, NY

Andrew Clarke; Executive Director; Braata Productions; Queens, NY

Stephanie Cunningham; Creative Director; Museum Hue; Brooklyn, NY

Alana Francis de Govia; Director of Programs; The Africa Center; New York, NY

Andrea Gordillo; Development Director; The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Education Center; New York, NY

Aya Hayashi; Development Director; People’s Theatre Project; New York, NY

Sophie Lo; Director of Visitor Services and Program Management; Museum at Eldridge Street; New York, NY

Natalie Marrero; Executive Director; Everybody Dance Now!; Brooklyn, NY

David Martine (Chiricahua Apache/Shinnecock-Montauk); Deputy Director; American Indian Artists Inc.; New York, NY

Christopher Núñez; Program Director; Movement Research; New York, NY

Kyoung Park; Artistic Director; Kyoung’s Pacific Beat; Brooklyn, NY

Malaika Queano; Co-Executive Director; Kinding Sindaw; New York, NY

Kimberly Shariff; Chief Administrative Officer; American Ballet Theatre; New York, NY

Carl Sylvestre; Director of Development; Theatre Forward; New York, NY

This program is made possible with the support of Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Image: Rockefeller Brother Fund Logo

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.

Amy Aronoff
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