DIALogues | Professional Development Collection

About This Collection

DIALogues is an eight-part professional development collection created to support college students and emerging leaders underrepresented in arts leadership who want to increase their knowledge of arts administration through a cultural equity lens. This collection of webinars will be hosted through the Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) program, a summer internship specifically for undergraduate students traditionally underrepresented in the arts management field. As the program shifted from an in-person internship to a virtual experience, coordinators of DIAL wanted to open up the valuable content and information out to the field. 

The collection will allow participants to gain new knowledge from arts leaders, peers, and colleagues, while creating space to practice their own skills and encourage creative thought.

Participants of this collection will:

  • Engage college students, pre-career, and emerging leaders in conversations about diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the arts field
  • Provide opportunities for diverse future arts leaders to gain a better understanding of how to navigate and succeed in the arts field.
  • Support arts administrators from historically and currently underrepresented communities in accessing professional development programming with practical tools to help advance their career pathways 
  • Create space for participants to learn more about the field through discussions with artists, arts administrators, and community organizers whose focuses lay in cultural equity.

Register for all 8 sessions on this page, or, for individual sessions by clicking on the CONTENT tab and navigating to the activities of interest.


As this collection was developed and created to support pre and early career arts leaders historically underrepresented in arts leadership, we understand the barriers exist to access paid programming.

In response, we are providing discount codes to supplement half of the paid cost for individuals who identity as leaders of color, LGBTQIA+ leaders, leaders with disabilities, and leaders residing in rural communities.

Because you can only use one code per registration, we ask that you use the code for the community you identify most significantly. If you require additional registration assistance, please submit for support through the ArtsU Support program which provides deeper supplement.

Leaders of Color (code: fe7sZPzJ)

Individuals that identify as American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian, Black, or African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin, Middle Eastern or North African, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and/or a person of color.

LGBTQIA+ Leaders (code: oCyXYd1F)

Individuals who identify under the LGBTQIA umbrella as defined by the Human Rights Campaign (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and/or Asexual). For more information on the definition and initialism of LGBTQIA, refer to HRC’s Glossary of Terms: https://www.hrc.org/resources/glossary-of-terms.

Leaders with Disabilities (code: JLnJwQm9)

Individuals with a disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental and psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, or other disabling condition.

Leaders in Rural Communities (code: YnZDXFLr)

Individuals who reside in and directly serve the needs of communities where access to the arts is limited by geography, race/ethnicity, or economics and the population is considered rural (less than 50,000) as defined by the U.S. Census and U.S. Department of Agriculture.



This program is made possible by support from ConEdison, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Kutya Major Foundation

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.

  • DIALogues | Surviving the System

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This session will focus on understanding the systems in place in the arts field in the U.S. that allow White Supremacy to thrive thrives, and how we, specifically BIPOC individuals, can survive in those systems, and work towards dismantling problematic systems through our actions and demanding the actions of others. Topics in this conversation will be navigating Predominately White Institutions; White Supremacy Culture, Internalized Oppression, and setting a plan for self-analysis for how one may personally want to engage in this journey.

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    About this Webinar

    June 4, 2021 at 3:00PM EST

    This session will focus on understanding the systems in place in the arts field in the U.S. that allow White Supremacy to thrive thrives, and how we, specifically BIPOC individuals, can survive in those systems, and work towards dismantling problematic systems through our actions and demanding the actions of others. Topics in this conversation will be navigating Predominately White Institutions; White Supremacy Culture, Internalized Oppression, and setting a plan for self-analysis for how one may personally want to engage in this journey.

    Participants will learn about:

    • Tangible strategies BIPOC arts administrators can navigate, survive, and work towards dismantling white supremacy at white lead institutions
    • Understanding the challenges BIPOC individuals might face in the arts field -Insight into how individuals an organizations have dismantled white supremacy work culture in the past


    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.


    Peter J. Kuo

    Director of the Conservatory

    American Conservatory Theater

    Peter J. Kuo (he/him/his) is bi-coastal LA native, and the Director of the Conservatory at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), where he serves on the Staff EDI Committee. He is a theatre director, producer, writer, and educator focusing on raising the visibility of marginalized communities. Achievements include being part of TCG's Rising Leaders of Color cohort, a directing residency at The Drama League, directing assistantships at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, South Coast Repertory, and Geffen Playhouse. He has directed for A.C.T., Weston Playhouse, East West Players, Playground, among others. He is a co-founder of Artists at Play, an Asian American theatre collective that produces Los Angeles premieres of works for Asian Americans. He has been one of the pioneers in leading Live Video Theatre productions and workshops. He has facilitated and led EDI initiatives at The New School, A.C.T. TCG, and multiple other conferences and institutions.

  • DIALogues | The Impact of Mentorship

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/15/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Mentorship is an important way pre-career and emerging arts leaders can gain transformational knowledge, strong networks, and lifetime collaborators; especially for BIPOC arts administrators. In this panel discussion, we speak with two individuals who have been impacted by mentorship themselves, and have continued to create change in the field by becoming mentors themselves. Join Elise Drew Leon and Esther Jeong in a conversation on the impact mentorship has on BIPOC arts leaders.

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    About This Webinar

    June 15, 2021 at 3:00PM EST

    Mentorship is an important way pre-career and emerging arts leaders can gain transformational knowledge, strong networks, and lifetime collaborators; especially for BIPOC arts administrators. In this panel discussion, we speak with three individuals who have been impacted by mentorship themselves, and have continued to create change in the field by becoming mentors themselves. Join Elise Drew Leon and Esther Jeong in a conversation on the impact mentorship has on BIPOC arts leaders.

    Participants will engage with:

    • Stories and experiences of BIPOC leaders and their reflections to why mentorship was impactful in their career trajectory
    • How mentees and mentors alike can support one another towards their pathways through arts leadership 
    • Suggestions and tips on how mentees can best engage with a mentor

    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.



    Elise Drew Leon

    Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    School of American Ballet

    Elise Drew León is Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the School of American Ballet (SAB) at Lincoln Center.  In her role, she works to ensure that SAB is a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization according to its behaviors, policies, and practices.

    Prior to joining SAB, Elise worked as an artist, administrator, and teacher.  As a member of the Limón Dance Company, she performed throughout the US and abroad, most notably to Africa as a cultural ambassador for the US Department of State.  Additionally, Elise performed with Mark Morris Dance Group in The Hard Nut, Luna Negra Dance Theatre in Chicago, and was a founding member of TAKE Dance under former Taylor dancer Takehiro Ueyama. 

    Elise holds a BFA in Dance from Fordham University. Most recently, she was a 2020 CUP Fellow as part of the Council of Urban Professionals, an organization committed to inspiring, elevating, and empowering the next generation of diverse business and civic leaders. 

    Elise is dedicated to ensuring that the performing arts is as inclusive and equitable as possible.  She has spoken on panels for the Diversity in Arts Leadership Internship and the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, has served as a grants panelist for ArtsWestchester, and has mentored several dancers who have gone on to lead successful careers.  Elise resides in New Jersey with her husband and daughter.

    Esther Jeong

    Head of DEI

    Facebook

    Esther Jeong is an experienced diversity and inclusion leader with global business experience designing employee engagement and business inclusions strategies for technology companies. As a culture catalyst and inclusion strategist, she brings data-driven solutions to building and strengthening inclusive, equitable, and collaborative team environments.

    Esther has worked at Infor, Google, Moody’s, Bloomberg LP, and the Arts & Business Council of NY. Esther received a B.A.in Cultural Anthropology from Wheaton College (MA), conducted a Fulbright fellowship on Korean dance and completed the Coro Leadership NY program.

  • DIALogues | Moving Change Forward: Shifting Influence for Transformation in the Arts

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/25/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    We are in a moment of great change, in the world, the US, across regions, cities, and local communities. Nonprofit arts organizations have been navigating immense and drastic changes in the face of the pandemic. In this national period of social unrest, arts administrators face challenges in moving change forward within organizations and across the arts sector when it comes to fostering practices and behaviors that embrace access, equity, and inclusion.

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    About This Webinar

    June 25, 2021 at 3:00PM EST

    We are in a moment of great change, in the world, the US, across regions, cities, and local communities. Nonprofit arts organizations have been navigating immense and drastic changes in the face of the pandemic. In this national period of social unrest, arts administrators face challenges in moving change forward within organizations and across the arts sector when it comes to fostering practices and behaviors that embrace access, equity, and inclusion.

    Arts leader and educator Anthony Meyers will present a model for advancing change by engaging a combination of strategies, conditions, and people as levers to shift influence through collective engagement and distributed forms of power.

    Participants will walk away with:

    • Tangible skills and techniques utilized by a model for advancing change 
    •  Strategies and ideas in critically thinking about field wide change and distributed forms of power

    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.


    Anthony Meyers

    Founding Director

    Leading ChangeMakers

    Anthony D. Meyers has over twenty years of experience in grants and program management, consulting, facilitation, and organizational change. Currently, Mr. Meyers works as a senior program officer for the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and is an adjunct faculty member for the Master of Arts in Arts Administration program at Baruch College/City University of New York. He has served as an arts administrator and collaborated on program design, strategic planning and fund development, board and donor cultivation, for a wide range of nonprofit cultural organizations across the New York tri-state area.

    In 2017, Mr. Meyers created Leading ChangeMakers (LCM), which utilizes education, consulting, and research to achieve racial equity in arts leadership. LCM is headquartered in NYC and provides administrative and professional development services nationally. The company works with organizations and cultural workers to create sustainable systemic change as it relates to power inequalities. Its consultants are arts administrators, leaders, facilitators, educators, coaches, and experts from diverse cultural organizations.

    His love of the arts started with his early work as a performing and visual artist. Mr. Meyers has an M.S. in Organizational Change Management and post-masters Certificate in Leadership and Change from The New School, and a B.A. in Child Development from Tufts University. His research interests include leadership, identity, and power, and their interplay within organizations and industry ecosystems.                  

    Website: https://www.leadingchangemakers.com


  • DIALogues | Parallels & Intersections

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 07/02/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    In a brief presentation, Eddy Kwon (they/them) will share excerpts from past & current creative work, as well as an overview of their experiences as a non-profit arts administrator & fundraiser in the fields of contemporary music, creative youth development, and equitable community development. Eddy is a trans non-binary femme 2nd generation Korean American raised in the Midwest and now living in New York. They've learned from many generous mentors and colleagues over the years (though have never taken an arts administration or fundraising course) and hope to share some of the tools, resources, and strategies that have been useful to them in navigating a multidimensional creative and professional life. An open conversation will follow.

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    About This Webinar

    July 2, 2021 at 3:00PM EST

    In a brief presentation, Eddy Kwon (they/them) will share excerpts from past & current creative work, as well as an overview of their experiences as a non-profit arts administrator & fundraiser in the fields of contemporary music, creative youth development, and equitable community development. Eddy is a trans non-binary femme 2nd generation Korean American raised in the Midwest and now living in New York. They've learned from many generous mentors and colleagues over the years (though have never taken an arts administration or fundraising course) and hope to share some of the tools, resources, and strategies that have been useful to them in navigating a multidimensional creative and professional life. An open conversation will follow.

    Participants will learn:

    • How artists like Eddy can navigate balancing both artistic and administrative identities in the field
    • Tools, resources, and strategies that can be useful to navigating multidimensional creative and professional lives

    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.

    Eddy Kwon

    Interdisciplinary Artist and Director of Individual Giving

    International Contemporary Ensemble

    Eddy Kwon (they/them) is a violinist/violist, vocalist, composer, improviser, and interdisciplinary performing artist based in Brooklyn. They are a United States Artists Ford Fellow, Van Lier Fellow at Roulette Intermedium, Andrew W. Mellon Artist-in-Residence at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and Johnson Fellow for Artists Transforming Communities at Americans For The Arts. In addition to a rigorous and evolving solo practice, they collaborate with artists of diverse disciplines, including The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Senga Nengudi, Tomeka Reid, Degenerate Art Ensemble, Jens Lekman, and Lizzy DuQuette. They have performed throughout the Americas and Europe, including the Kennedy Center, Big Ears Festival, SESC Pompeia, Barbican Centre, Berlin Jazz Festival, Festival Banlieues Bleues, and more. Recent commissions include the Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, National Performance Network, Bang on a Can, and Colorado College Creativity & Innovation. In addition to their creative & performance practice, Eddy is an experienced non-profit arts administrator and fundraiser, having worked for a decade in the fields of creative youth development, community engagement, equitable neighborhood development, and contemporary performing arts. Currently, they serve as Director of Individual Giving at International Contemporary Ensemble in New York City.

  • DIALogues | Cover Letters, Resumes and More!

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 07/09/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    In this session, participants will learn about the language (or rhetoric) of showcasing yourself in professional settings in writing. This session will resumes, cover letters, professional bios, and the process of tailoring those pieces of writing based on your current career goals, through the lens of arts management. Lead by arts management consultant, educator, and researcher, Brea M. Heidelberg, this webinar will be a great way for pre-career and emerging arts leaders to think about ways to highlight their experience.

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    About This Webinar

    July 9, 2021 at 3:00PM EST

    In this session, participants will learn about the language (or rhetoric) of showcasing yourself in professional settings in writing. This session will resumes, cover letters, professional bios, and the process of tailoring those pieces of writing based on your current career goals, through the lens of arts management. Lead by arts management consultant, educator, and researcher, Brea M. Heidelberg, this webinar will be a great way for pre-career and emerging arts leaders to think about ways to highlight their experience.

    Participants will learn:

    • Best practices when writing cover letter, resumes, and other professional materials in the arts field
    • Ways to highlight the individuals’ experiences when entering the arts workforce

    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.

    Brea Heidelberg

    Associate Professor and Program Director of Entertainment & Arts Management Organization

    Drexel University

    Brea M. Heidelberg is an arts management educator, consultant, and researcher focusing on the intersection of the arts and other fields of study. She joined the Entertainment & Arts Management faculty in 2017 and currently serves as Program Director. She sees arts administrators as intellectual translators and works to instill a respect for both theory and practice in her students and clients. She has served the field as Vice President of the Association of Arts Administration Educators, Co-Chair of Americans for the Arts’ Emerging Leaders Council, and on the editorial board of the American Journal of Arts Management.

    Dr. Heidelberg earned her PhD in Arts Administration, Education and Policy from The Ohio State University. Her research interests include professional development issues facing arts administrators, arts advocacy rhetoric, and (inter)national cultural diplomacy. In addition to earning a MA in Arts Policy and Administration from The Ohio State University, she also earned a MS in Human Resource Development from Villanova University. Her current research interests involve the professionalization of the field of arts management, the training and development of arts managers, and management issues unique to small and midsized nonprofit arts organizations. Past projects include investigations into arts policy and advocacy rhetoric at the state and federal levels.

    Dr. Heidelberg’s consulting work focuses on human resources issues in the nonprofit arts, particularly issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In her consulting practice Dr. Heidelberg addresses issues such as employee recruitment and retention, organizational structuring, and succession planning. She also assists arts organizations with board development, organizational and program evaluation, and strategic planning. She enjoys bringing her work in the field back into the classroom to prepare her students to be thoughtful leaders. Dr. Heidelberg thoroughly enjoys office supplies, graphic novels, and getting back to her first love: dance. 

    ISO Arts Consulting: www.isoartsconsulting.com

    Twitter: @BMHeidelberg

  • DIALogues | Using the Arts as a Catalyst for Community Impact

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 07/16/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    More information to come.

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    About This Webinar

    July 16, 2021 at 3:00PM EST

    More information on this webinar to come soon!


    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.


    Karla Estela Rivera

    Executive Director

    Free Street Theater

    Karla Estela Rivera is a writer, performer, activist, and arts advocate that has leveraged her gift of storytelling to uplift and create opportunities for, with, and in underserved communities. She is the Executive Director of the historic Free Street Theater and a company member of 2nd Story in Chicago. In addition to her artistic work, Karla has served in non-profit organizations for over a decade, beginning as a teaching artist and youth worker, to systems-level leadership in public affairs. Most recently she served as the co-chair of the Illinois Fine Arts Indicator work group which developed the nation’s first weighted accountability measure for the arts as part of the Illinois Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan. Karla continues to perform in venues and zoom rooms across the country, and actively teaches storytelling and consults on advocacy initiatives. She is a native of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, and holds a BA from Columbia College Chicago’s Department of Film & Video, with graduate studies at New York University.

    IG & Twitter: @kestelarivera

    LinkedIn: karlaerivera

  • DIALogues | For the Culture: Creating an Innovative Arts Program from Scratch

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 07/23/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    How does one create a community-centered, collaborative, meaningful, and impactful arts program – from scratch? Adaobi Okolue, Executive Director + Publisher at the Twin Cities Media Alliance (TCMA) will dive deep into how her TCMA curated and cultivated one of their programs. Our Space Is Spoken For, is a project where community members and artists of color come together to reclaim space. When community storytellers and artists come together, Our Space hopes to rewrite the narratives of how historically marginalized communities live, breathe, and grow. Learn about how Adaobi and TCMA ideated this project, collaborated with community members, and ultimately was able to create impactful art pieces in the community.

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    About This Webinar

    July 23, 2021 at 3:00PM EST

    How does one create a community-centered, collaborative, meaningful, and impactful arts program – from scratch? Adaobi Okolue, Executive Director + Publisher at the Twin Cities Media Alliance (TCMA) will dive deep into how her and her organization curated and cultivated one of their programs. Our Space Is Spoken For, is a project where community members and artists of color come together to reclaim space. When community storytellers and artists come together, Our Space hopes to rewrite the narratives of how historically marginalized communities live, breathe, and grow.

      Learn about how Adaobi and TCMA ideated this project, collaborated with community members, and ultimately was able to create impactful art pieces in the community.

    Participants will learn:

    • The pathways organizers and arts administrators can take to cultivate impactful and thoughtful programs
    • Tangible skills and suggestions on how individuals can plan, coordinate, and manage a program from scratch 
    • TCMA and Adaobi Okolue’s experience in curating Out Spaces is Spoken For from ground up.

    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.


    Adaobi Okolue

    Executive Director and Publisher

    Twin Cities Media Alliance

    Adaobi Okolue is the executive director at Twin Cities Media Alliance (TCMA), a nonprofit media arts organization equipping people, organizations with the power of media arts to shape narratives that advance equity and justice. TCMA’s work invests in storytellers centering the lived experiences of people on the margins and shifting what is perceived possible. Adaobi is also the publisher of TCMA’s flagship project, the Twin Cities Daily Planet–an award-winning online news publication dedicated to amplifying and connecting marginalized voices.

    Prior to TCMA, Adaobi was the principal strategist at Coloring Circles LLC – a boutique marketing studio in Minneapolis that works with mission-driven organizations, initiatives, artists, and cultural producers. She also taught marketing as an adjunct professor at Hamline University’s Masters of Nonprofit Management program. Adaobi is often seen as an instigator for thinking of fresh, smart ways for solving problems, and is known for exploring the intersections of multimedia, creativity and innovation, story and activism in her work. She is also a Roy Wilkins Policy Fellow alum at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs and holds a bachelor’s degree in strategic communications at the University of Minnesota’s Hubbard School of Journalism. 

    Adaobi is also known as a writer, visual and performance artist, and producer. She was a contributing artist to renowned Sha Cage’s and Signe Harriday’s Mama Mosaic–where she was featured in critically-acclaimed Blacker the Berry ensemble and exhibit at Intermedia Arts and Playwright’s Center. She is a Givens Foundation Black Writers Collaborative Fellow and VONA Writing Workshop alum. Currently, Adaobi is an Americans for the Arts’ Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Fellow and serves on the board of directors (vice-chair) for the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.             

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

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 07/30/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    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.

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    About This Webinar

    July 30, 2021 at 3:00PM EST

    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).