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 join our mailing list for updates


  • Intention, Accountability and Equity 2018 Publication Download our free e-book sharing an inside glimpse into our 18-month leadership development program, Field Leadership Fund. With personal accounts from The Field's staff, program leaders, and the Fellows themselves; it reveals where we succeeded, where we failed, and what we learned. 
  • I Hate Your Work An interactive event featuring panel discussions and breakout sessions examining unconscious bias and racism in judging artists’ work.
  • 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?"

2018 Activate Equity Trailer by Rebecca Centeno