When people think about mental health and wellness, museums might not be the first thought that comes to mind. Even as I was studying to become an art therapist, I never considered museums as a site for therapeutic practice.
The Studio Museum’s community of teaching artists reflects the Museum's commitment to engaging and supporting emerging contemporary artists whose work is inspired or influenced by black culture. Serving at the intersection of the institution and the public, Museum educators are creative, pedagogical hybrids who navigate the fascinating line between the roles of teacher and a practicing artist.
This fellowship grants the recipients who are interested in pursuing an art career with additional professional experience and a scholarship for their postgraduate studies.
Chloe Hayward is Family Programs Coordinator and a Teaching Artist at The Studio Museum in Harlem. A licensed creative art therapist, Chloe’s background is in art and design education, sculpture, and ceramics.