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.
- NEW! 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 Returning in 2018 An interactive event that examines 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?"
- to fail and fail big: A Study of Mid-Career Artists, Success and Failure (2013 Publication) Are you afraid to fail? How do you define creative success? The Field interviewed five successful mid-career artists and 15+ creative leaders about success, failure and the impact of privilege on their careers.
- Economic Revitalization for Performing Artists 2008-2012 Are there new ways to make money in the arts? Or is the system broken and stale? Follow four artists as they experiment with radical ways to make more money for their work.
2017 Activate Equity video by David Flores