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


  • Beyond 26% The Field partnered with Harlem Stage for a study on racial equity in arts leadership, “diversity pipeline” programs, and their outcomes. Together, our Fellows surveyed individuals from organizations committed to developing the careers of arts administrators of color. Read about their methodology, findings, and analysis in this 4-page report.
  • 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?" Pay-What-You-Wish Pre-registration for Activate Equity 2019 is open now!
  • Intention, Accountability and Equity 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.

2018 Activate Equity Trailer by Rebecca Centeno