Thought Leadership

Equity, Representation, and Rejection: Artists and cultural workers face complex personal and systemic issues every day.

From unconscious bias in curation to mid-career failure, The Field is committed to unpacking these issues with thoughtful research, transparent analysis, and provocative live events that push for change, growth, and action. Browse our programs below, and sign up for our mailing list for updates.


  • I Hate Your Work An interactive event that examines unconscious bias and racism in judging artists’ work.
  • Field Leadership Fund Can skills, money, and time transform the lives of artists and arts administrators? To test out this idea, Field Leadership Fund worked with 12 Fellows who identify barriers to their advancement based on race, gender and other identities. 
  • Activate Equity A day-long forum for art makers and administrators to tackle answering the question, "How can we create a more equitable arts sector in New York City?"


2017 Activate Equity video by David Flores