Participant Application: Diversity in Arts Leadership Labs
DIAL Labs is a 3-part series of professional development for 30 mid-career and DIAL Internship alumni across arts disciplines to explore critical skills needed to advance from junior and mid-level positions to senior-level roles in the arts. The workshops will be held between May and August 2018 in-person in NYC and live-streamed so alumni from across the country have access to the benefits.

DIAL Labs Components
NYC Leadership Labs will be led executives of arts nonprofits, corporations, and DIAL alumni who will facilitate workshops on topics like: marketing yourself and your arts organization; creative problem solving within constraints, and navigating traditional nonprofit structures.

One-to-one mentoring is available for select participants once they have completed our 2018 Leadership Labs and developed a set of professional goals. Participants will have access to senior arts or business leaders for 6-month period to serve as participant champions, accountability partners, and advisors. Participants will be matched with mentors after ranking their mentor preferences. Invited mentors represent organizations like: Aetna, Con Edison, Jones Day, JP Morgan Chase, Sotheby’s, Women in Development, and others.

Locations and Times
Labs will take place at various accessible locations in Manhattan and will typically be 2-hour evening sessions (one per month in May, June, and July).

There is a $35 application fee and if accepted, there is no cost to participate.

- Mid-career leader 5-10 years into your career.
- Live in New York City and are available for three in-person workshops OR
- Live anywhere in the nation and have the capacity to tune in virtually.
- You have the commitment and habits of mind to explore senior level arts management competencies.
- You are available in-person or virtually for the duration of the program (May 2018 – February 2019).

Application closes on Tuesday, May 1 at 11:59 p.m. Submit $35 to It is not guaranteed your application will be reviewed without this step.

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Current Title/Role *
Current Organization *
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How you would describe your racial or ethnic identity? *
What is the range that most accurately describes your current income (before taxes)? *
How many years have you been full time in the workforce? *
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Would you most likely participate in-person (Manhattan locations) or virtually?
What kind of role do you envision yourself working in 5 years from now? How does it contribute to the arts field? 250 words or less. *
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What do you perceive as the biggest hurdles to senior leadership and what have you done, so far, to address those hurdles? 250 words or less. *
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