Conversations addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion in Lane County’s arts community.

Lane Arts Council and community partners are hosting a series of Arts & Culture Roundtables, community conversations addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our local arts community, with a focus on racial justice. The first two virtual conversations will be held May 6th and May 20th from 5-7pm. Facilitators Ritu Roy and Eric Braman will guide these conversations to better understand and acknowledge the inequalities that exist in Lane County’s arts community.

Free and open to all with registration.

Arts & Culture Roundtables are a partnership of Lane Arts Council, Arts & Business Alliance of Eugene, Florence Regional Arts Alliance, Minority Voices Theatre, and Wordcrafters in Eugene. The series of community conversations is sponsored by Springfield Arts Commission and Columbia Bank.

In 2020, Lane Arts Council and community partners began bringing together Lane County artists and arts administrators for facilitated conversations around the current issues impacting our arts community, and provide opportunities to share challenges, questions, ideas, and support. While previous roundtable conversations centered around the COVID-19 pandemic, we are shifting in 2021 to focus on equity and inclusion in the arts.