NEW INC was cofounded by Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, and Karen Wong, Deputy Director of the New Museum. A special incubator Advisory Council is chaired by New Museum Trustee David B. Heller, and its accomplished members provide guidance and lend their expertise to this innovative Museum initiative, and contribute mentorship support to its membership community. NEW INC is made possible by the generous support of the New Museum Board of Trustees.

NEW INC Advisory Council


NEW INC is made possible through the generosity of numerous supporters, including the New Museum Board of Trustees. Thank you to all of the individuals, corporations, and foundations whose participation has been essential in allowing NEW INC to expand our creative community.


Leadership Support
William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation
William Randolph Hearst Foundation

Museum Technology Initiative
Knight Foundation

Art and Technology Residency
Nokia Bell Labs

Diversity Initiatives
Jonathan D. Lewis Foundation

Programs for Women Creatives and Entrepreneurs
Kate Spade & Company Foundation

Program Support
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
Ford Foundation
Deutsche Bank
New York State Council on the Arts

Networks and Friends
Down to Earth Finance
Kirkland & Ellis, LLP



City of New York
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York City Council
Ford Foundation
David B. Heller and Hermine Riegerl Heller

Anomaly/Jason DeLand
Ellyn and Saul Dennison
Deutsche Bank
Marisa and David Droga
Sunny and Brad Goldberg
New York State
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
New York State Legislature
New York State Council on the Arts
Dianne Wallace and Lowell Schulman

Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip E. Aarons
James Keith Brown and Eric G. Diefenbach
Lonti Ebers and Bruce Flatt
Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg
Susan and Leonard Feinstein
Joan and Charles Lazarus
Toby Devan Lewis

Lola Goldring
Ruth E. Horowitz and Michael A. Nachman
Ken S. Kuchin and Tyler Morgan
Stephania and James C.A. McClennen
Stefan T. Edlis and H. Gael Neeson
Andrea and José Olympio Pereira

Bennett Midland
Gertraud and Dieter Bogner
Stephanie French
Catherine Orentreich
Nancy Delman Portnoy
Joanne and Paul Schnell
Laura K. Skoler
Wiesje and Jack van Hulst
John Scott Wotowicz