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The Broad launches new diversity apprenticeship

This summer, The Broad launched the Diversity Apprenticeship Program. The program provides full-time, nine-month paid apprenticeships in art handling to people from groups underrepresented on museum staffs. After a month of intensive training, the first group of apprentices is now working at partner sites across the city, such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the California African American Museum and Building Bridges Art Exchange, to gain hands-on work experience. “Sixty-six percent of our visitors identify as non-white, and we believe that to best serve our audience – and to make contemporary art accessible to the widest possible audience – our staff needs to reflect their diversit

Meet Marisa Caichiolo of Building Bridges Art Exchange in Santa Monica

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marisa Caichiolo. Thanks for sharing your story with us Marisa. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there. I have a degree in Art History, curatorial studies and Psychologist. I moved to LA from Argentina at the end of 1999, to work as an artist for Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures on movies like “Rugrats go Wild” and “The Wild Thornberrys Movie” The animation world was my first introduction to the city of Los Angeles. Simultaneously, I also had my own art studio, to make my own work, which was located in DTLA. I’d spend my mornings working at the animation studios and my evenings in my own art studio, producing artwork. I shared stu

SPOTLIGHT: The Broad's New Diversity Initiative

This summer, The Broad launched the Diversity Apprenticeship Program (DAP). The DAP provides full-time, paid apprenticeships in art handling to people from groups underrepresented on museum staffs. After a month of intensive training, our first group of apprentices is now working at partner sites across the city (including LACMA, the California African American Museum, Building Bridges Art Exchange and others) to gain hands-on work experience. Learn more about how The Broad is creating industry-wide change, and meet two of the apprentices, Nya Abudu and Vanessa Garcia. Apprentices left to right: Lillian Wimberly, Eduardo Camacho, Lance Bad Heart Bull, trainer/mentor Ernesto Ceja, Nya Abudu,

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