Our cultural and artistic community can only reach its truest potential when it’s focus becomes one of diversity, equality, and inclusion.
That’s how we as a community make ideas thrive.
Cultural and ethnically specific arts organizations – organizations with missions to serve diverse artists and communities – are not the recipients of (funding) support to foster their work in communities.
Arts organizations need to become more diverse and inclusive as well. Guided by principles of equity, with a mission to support artists creating original work, artists who are working at the intersection of arts, community, and activism toward a more inclusive future.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion in the arts is more than important, it is critical to our field, and our country particularly now, when we are so deeply divided.
Full diversity and inclusion is the key to the vitality and dynamism of the arts, and we as it’s stewards are the ones who work is to sustain inclusive practices.