NEFA is excited to announce the six New England arts leaders selected for the inaugural National Leaders of Color Fellowship cohort. The six participants are:

Six headshots collaged together of six folks of color. Some inside, some outside, some in studios, and some in their work spaces.
clockwise from top left: Jordia Benjamin, Adam Chuong, Kia'Rae Hanron, Andre Rochester, Randall Nielsen, and Lexy Lattimore

These six leaders join 47 others from across the country to participate in strategic leadership development program for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) leaders committed to the advancement of cultural equity in the arts that emphasizes policy and data in the arts, leadership, culture of care, and strategic foresight through an advocacy lens. 

"I am excited to celebrate these accomplished leaders and the impact they will have on the region," said NEFA senior program director Adrienne Petrillo. "We appreciate of the work done by our fellow regional arts organizations to develop this program, and we’re happy that our partnership enables NEFA to continue investment in arts leadership in our region."

Learn more about the National Leaders of Color Fellowship and the entire cohort.