ArtTable, Inc.

ArtTable is the foremost professional organization dedicated to advancing the leadership of women in the visual arts.

aka ArtTable   |   New York, NY   |  www.arttable.org

Mission

ArtTable is the foremost professional organization dedicated to advancing the leadership of women in the visual arts. Through our membership network and community initiatives, we expand professional opportunities for women from diverse backgrounds and at all stages of their careers, supporting and fostering a stronger future for all women in the arts.

Notes from the nonprofit

Since 1980 ArtTable has been working to advance the professional leadership of women in the visual arts. Through a dynamic calendar of events throughout the year, ArtTable aims to educate and inform our members about significant developments and issues in the visual arts, while providing networking opportunities. ArtTable is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by the law. We work closely with individuals, foundations, and corporate partners to develop programs for our membership and the public that provide exposure, prospects, and opportunities to build new collaborative ideas and relationships. We thank you for your generosity and continuing support of ArtTable.

Ruling year info

1982

Executive Director

Jessica L. Porter

Main address

1 E 53rd St 5th Floor

New York, NY 10022 USA

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EIN

13-3129382

NTEE code info

Leadership Development (W70)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

ArtTable continues its dedication to supporting women in the arts at all stages of their careers. In pursuit of this mission we have implemented a plan to further advance our initiatives with a focus on advocacy, inclusivity, membership, strategic revenue growth and technological advancement.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

ArtTable Fellowship

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.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Women and girls
Academics

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., and Los Angeles, 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.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Academics
Women and girls

Engaging leading women in the art world in impactful discussions on current issues and topics is paramount to ArtTable’s mission. This year’s Annual Leadership Series once again provided a glimpse at how the art world has transformed, illuminated difficult challenges that plague our industry, and energized us to take action to create the future we envision.

The Annual Leadership Series exemplifies ArtTable’s commitment to advocating for women’s leadership, strengthening our network, and constructing new

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Women and girls

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Women and girls

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

ArtTable members can connect with the 1200+ members and gain a network of professional peers spread across 7 countries, including the U.S.

Number of rallies/events/conferences/lectures held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Women and girls

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

35 in-person programs serving 631 participants prior to Covid-19 and produced an astonishing 78 virtual programs with 3,113 participants.

Number of chapter groups across the US representing our organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Women and girls

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As of now, we have 10 chapters, located in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC.

Number of fellows supported through fellowship program since inception.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Women and girls, Academics

Related Program

ArtTable Fellowship

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

ArtTable was pleased to celebrate 21 years of this impactful program, in which the organization has supported 110 women-identifying fellows.

Number of partnerships developed with nationwide art institutions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Women and girls, Academics

Related Program

ArtTable Fellowship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Partnered with 51 leading art organizations nation-wide for fellowship host institutions.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

ArtTable is the foremost professional organization dedicated to advancing the leadership of women in the visual arts. Through our membership network and community initiatives, we expand professional opportunities for women from diverse backgrounds and at all stages of their careers, supporting and fostering a stronger future for all women in the arts.

Advocacy
ArtTable strives to design programs that serve as forums for discussion of critical issues by increasing the flexibility of the national programming structure to be more responsive to such topics as they arise. Additionally, ArtTable is committed to forming partnerships with other mission-driven organizations and brands that support ArtTable’s mission and related initiatives.

Inclusivity
Building upon previous work, ArtTable continually facilitates national conversations around equity and diversity in the field of visual arts and utilizes its platforms to amplify individual member voices and perspectives. A primary goal for this area is for ArtTable to expand its existing Diversity Fellowship program, established in 2000, including more placements throughout the country.

Membership
ArtTable will focus on creating meaningful offerings that are relevant to our members’ interests. In addition, to advance personal and professional growth of members and the larger field, prioritization will be given to the development of in-person and digital networking.

Strategic Revenue Growth
ArtTable seeks to strengthen its financial future by embarking on initiatives to expand the organization’s strategic revenue growth, including but not limited to diversifying income streams with grant opportunities and corporate partnerships, expanding our legacy giving program, and growing our membership base through targeted outreach.

Technological Advancement
ArtTable recognizes that the need to improve its technology is fundamental for sustainability. ArtTable seeks to upgrade the appearance of our website to be more reflective of its mission and the visual arts industry and to improve its back-end technology to better understand both its membership and the role of women in the visual arts overall. These technological advances will enable ArtTable to be a better resource to all women in the field.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    A distinguished international network of leading women in the visual arts. Through our national membership network and community initiatives, we expand opportunities for women from diverse backgrounds at all stages of their careers, fostering a stronger future for all women in the arts.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    ArtTable launched a new level of membership. The Affiliate Level welcomes women with less than five years of work experience in the arts. For the first time, emerging professionals now have access to ArtTable’s programs and network at a reduced price. Affiliate Membership will help bring new perspectives and voices to ArtTable, and allow a broader population to fully engage with our programming and initiatives. With the addition of this level, ArtTable is delighted to now offer membership options for women at all career stages.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    As a membership based organization, we are always collectively working on being a continued resource to our members and to all those who identify as women in the visual arts. The engaging feedback developed by members and volunteers has been invaluable and has connected us as a truly national organization; helping us to provide the necessary resources and tools to maintain the mission we strive for.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ArtTable, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jennifer Scanlan

Board President

Term: 2021 -

Felice Axelrod

Laura Bardier

Valerie Oliver

Dorothy Dávila

Sheila McDaniel

Danyelle Means

Judith Pineiro

Brooke Anderson

Suhaly Bautista-Carolina

Annette Blaugrund

Makeba Clay

Suzy Delvalle

Haili Francis

Kat Griefen

Julia Herzberg

Rustin Levenson

Dr. Patricia Marroquin-Norby

Bahia Ramos

Whitney Rutter

Masha Turchinsky

Pauline Willis

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/01/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/01/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.