The Catherine Hannah Behrend Fellowship provides two rising stars in visual arts management with executive-level mentors, invitations to high-level planning and strategy sessions, meetings with 92nd Street Y programming directors, and access to the wider 92Y staff and community. Fellows receive immersive instruction in visual arts management via monthly one-on-one meetings with seniors directors in various 92Y departments (marketing, development, innovation, education, budgeting, programming, etc.) These leaders provide behind-the-scenes perspectives of ongoing projects, challenges, and systems in their respective areas. Over the course of the year, Fellows  also have the opportunity to work on a visual arts project meaningful to them.

Fellows receive additional exposure and training through the Women inPower Fellowship program, which provides senior female leaders across all major industries with professional development workshops and the networking and support they need to advance to the next stage of their careers.

2017 Fellows

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Elizabeth Gwinn, Communications Director, The Studio Museum in Harlem


Adjoa Jones de Almeida, Director of Education, Brooklyn Museum

The Catherine Hannah Behrend Fellowship is supported by Catherine Hannah Behrend, who is a current NYU and FIT Graduate School adjunct professor, the founder of Ventures in Vision art tours, and a longstanding 92Y Board member, and who has had a distinguished career of public service in both the arts and economic development under six NYC mayoral administrations.

Applications for the 2018 Catherine Hannah Behrend Fellowship will open in August 2017. Please feel free to email us with any questions.