The DIAL Labs: Re/thinking Mentorship in the Arts for POC

Recorded On: 04/09/2020


About this Webinar 

Re/thinking Mentorship in the Arts for POC is a presentation and workshop that centers the POC experience in navigating mentorship in the arts field. As arts organizations and institutions continue to address issues of racial, gender, and class disparities throughout the field, questions about the importance and practice of mentorship, specifically for communities of color, become increasingly critical. This workshop invites professionals across artistic disciplines to delve into the nuances of mentorship by exploring how it can uplift a person’s career, yet potentially present exploitative dynamics. 

Participants will discuss:

  • Barriers POC face when seeking, retaining, and utilizing mentors
  • The benefits of mentorship for people of color
  • Context of POC mentorship as it relates to access, power, and privilege

This webinar is a part of The DIAL Labs series.This webinar is available at no charge, and we encourage all who are interested to register. Can’t make the event live? Register anyway to get access to the recorded event and other helpful resources.

Support for this program has been provided by:


Claire Kim

Special Assistant to the President, Bric

Claire Kim is an independent curator and arts administrator based in New York City. She is currently working as the Special Assistant to the President at BRIC alongside her work as a 2020 Curatorial Fellow through NXTHVN. Previously, Kim has worked in museum education and programming with numerous arts institutions and organizations, including the New Museum, the Asian American Arts Alliance, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Mark Morris Dance Group. She has curated and consulted for exhibitions in spaces such as at BRIC, MoCADA, The Border Project Space, Mom’s Gallery, and Gymnasium. Kim graduated from the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Management Fellowship in August 2018. She received her BA in English and Art History from Fordham University.


Instagram: @mediumrareclaire  

Danilo Machado

Producer of Public Programs, Brooklyn Museum

Danilo Machado is a queer undocumented poet and curator born in Medellín, Colombia currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Their poetry and criticism have been featured in Hyperallergic, Brooklyn Rail, ArtCritical, TAYO Literary Magazine, among others. A Producer of Public Programs at the Brooklyn Museum and honors graduate of the University of Connecticut, Danilo is also the curator of the exhibitions Otherwise Obscured: Erasure in Body and Text (Franklin Street Works, 2019-20) and support structures (8th Floor Gallery, opening April 2020), and co-curator of the QTPOC reading series Maracuyá Peach.


Instragram: @queershoulders

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