2023-24 National Leaders of Color Fellowship Program

The second cohort of the National Leaders of Color Fellowship (LoCF) program will bring together 54 leaders from across the United States to participate in a transformative eight-month leadership development experience designed to establish multicultural leadership in the creative and cultural sector. Curated by WESTAF and in partnership with the five other U.S. Regional Arts Organizations (RAOs) (Arts Midwest, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Mid Atlantic Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts, South Arts), the no-cost program will take place online and provides fellows with access to specialists in the field, strategic learning objectives determined to deepen thought on anti-racist and culturally-oriented leadership practices, and national-level network and cohort building. Upon completion of the no-cost program, participants transition to alumni status and have opportunities to collaborate with the U.S. RAO in their region as advisors, funding panelists, and/or other professional capacities. 

An expansion of WESTAF’s Emerging Leaders of Color (ELC) program, which has been partnering with and supporting 100+ BIPOC arts and culture leaders since 2010, the program has expanded nationwide and its mission has become a national endeavor with collective support and commitment from the collaborative of the six RAOs.

Meet the second cohort of the National Leaders of Color Fellowship (LoCF) program!