Apr 9th 2018

Join SAIC’s Arts Administration Department on April 9th for a conversation with Angelique Power and Tracie D Hall moderated by Kamilah Rashied, who will discuss the role of arts administrators of color, intersectionality, sustainability and inclusion. These influential change agents in Chicago’s non-profit art arena, will shine a light on navigating non-profit organizing and funding models, discuss barriers artists and arts administrators of color face within the canon, and shine light on strategies used to re-contextualize art spaces that center marginalized communities.


Angelique Power is President of the Field Foundation of Chicago, a foundation that gives $2.5 million annually toward community empowerment through Justice, Art and Leadership Investment with a focus on African, Latinx, Asian, Arab and Native American (ALAANA) organizations in the south and west sides of Chicago. Before joining the Field Foundation, Angelique Power was program director at the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation. There she co-founded Enrich Chicago, a nonprofit-led movement designed to correct inequity and structural racism in the arts. She has also worked in community engagement and communications at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and in community relations at Target. She has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Michigan.

Tracie D. Hall is Joyce Foundation’s Culture Program Director. Previously Hall served as Deputy Commissioner of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events where she oversaw the Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Music Industry, and Farmers Market programs, as well as the Chicago Film Office. In addition to holding posts in the educational, non-profit and public sectors across the country, Hall has taught as visiting professor at Catholic, Southern Connecticut State, and Wesleyan Universities. In 2016 Hall founded Rootwork Gallery dedicated to showing art that has healing and the investigation of folk and indigenous cultures at its core. A graduate of the University of Washington, University of California and Yale University, Hall was raised in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles.

​​A​ ​double​ ​alumnus​ ​of​ ​DePaul​ ​University, Kamilah Rashied ​​ ​received​ ​her​ ​BFA​ ​in Performance​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Theater​ ​School​ ​and​ ​her​ ​MFA​ ​in​ ​Arts​ ​Leadership.​ ​Having​ ​worked​ ​at​ ​every level​ ​of​ ​arts​ ​and​ ​culture​ ​programming​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​arts​ ​education​ ​Rashied​ ​has​ ​over​ ​a​ ​decade​ ​of experience​ ​in​ ​arts​ ​administration​ ​and​ ​project​ ​management,​ ​arts​ ​in​ ​education​ ​curriculum​ ​and program​ ​development,​ ​community​ ​based​ ​arts​ ​programming,​ ​and​ ​civic-​minded​ ​arts engagement.​ ​Ms.​ ​Rashied​ ​has​ ​contributed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​development​ ​of​ ​new​ ​and​ ​ongoing​ ​programs at​ ​many​ ​venerable​ ​arts​ ​and​ ​culture​ ​organizations​ ​in​ ​Chicago,​ ​some​ ​include:​ t​​he​ ​Art​ ​Institute​ ​of Chicago,​ ​the​ ​School​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Art​ ​Institute,​ ​Columbia​ ​College​ ​Chicago,​ ​Chicago​ ​Park​ ​District, Chicago​ ​Public​ ​Library,​ ​Chicago​ ​Public​ ​Schools,​ ​Illinois​ ​Humanities,​ ​Arts​ ​Alliance​ ​Illinois, Rebuild​ ​Foundation,​ ​Open​ ​TV-beta,​ ​Project​ ​Osmosis, Young​ ​Chicago​ ​Authors, The​ ​Silver Room,​ ​Chicago​ ​Shakespeare​ ​Theater,​ ​Victory​ ​Gardens​ ​Theater,​ ​Writers​ ​Theatre,​ ​and​ ​Court Theatre.

Co-Sponsored by:
Arts Administration
Visual Critical Studies
Arts Therapy
Arts History Theory and Criticism
Graduate Division
Academic Affairs for Diversity & Inclusion

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