The Leslie Lohman Artist Fellowship is a program designed to empower and support queer artists. Since its inception, the Fellowship has centered queer artists of color from a wide range of cultural experience. Founded in 2017, to date the Fellowship has served five cohorts with the next cohort set for 2023 –2024. Fellows participate in a series of professional development workshops that provide art business skills, strategic planning, peer to peer learning, mentorship and community building across disciplines to create a sustainable art practice. A seminar series brings critical discourse and historical context to the program, with topics including queer history, representation, intersectionality and reparations.
Applications to the 2023 –2024 Leslie-Lohman Artist Fellowship are by invitation only.
Ela Troyano, Fellowship Director, leads the professional development workshops. She brings a 35-year track record as an interdisciplinary artist, working both with underground and commercial markets and 13 years of work in professional development for artists—as a lecturer, workshop leader and individual coach.
2021 – 2022
2020 – 2021
2019 – 2020
2018 – 2019
2017 - 2018