DIALogues | Move Up, Move Up! Navigating the Arts Field as Emerging Leaders

Recorded On: 07/30/2021

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As a pre-career or emerging leader of color, navigating the arts sector can be tricky and confusing. In this panel discussion, we will be speaking with two emerging arts leaders on how their have cemented their pathways in the field. Onyx Montes and Jenee-Daria Strand will discuss the learning experiences, challenges, and goals they have in their career as emerging leaders. In addition, they will reflect upon how emerging arts administrators of color can continue to uplift and support one another as they move through their career.

Participants will:

  • Engage and reflect upon the stories and experiences shared by the panelists about being an emerging leader of color
  • Learn about how each trajectory and experience into the arts field can be vary and be different

This session is a part of the DIALogues Professional Development Collection. You can register for the full collection here. Can't make an event live? Register anyway for access to the recording. 

Please note that while this session is open to all, it was curated with the intention of supporting college students, pre-career, and emerging leaders traditionally underrepresented within the arts field.


Onyx Montes

Manager of Marketing & Communications

Hyde Park Art Center

Onyx Montes is an arts educator, cultural worker,  and salary transparency advocate. Onyx moved by herself to the U.S. from Mexico, at the age of 17 and studied art history at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is the first person in her family to graduate from college. She is finalizing her Masters degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago's  MA in Museum and Exhibition Studies program, and is part of the inaugural Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Fellowship by Americans for the Arts. Onyx has worked as a museum educator at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago. She currently works as the social media manager for Hyde Park Art Center. She is a solo traveler and has been to 19 countries so far. 

Jenée-Daria Strand

Curatorial Assistant

The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum

Jenée-Daria Strand is the Curatorial Assistant for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. There, she supports in the research and organization of numerous exhibitions, including Carrie Mae Weems' "Resist COVID: Take 6" and "Lorraine O'Grady: Both/And." Jenée-Daria aims to expand her knowledge of art history, and integrate her interests in performance practices, to examine Black subjectivity within the museum setting. She holds a BFA in Dance from Florida State University, and is pursuing an MA at New York University (NYU).

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