We invite you to join us this spring and summer for a series of Arts & Culture Roundtables addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our local arts community, focusing on racial justice.
The arts are an integral and powerful tool in helping communities reflect, grow, and heal, but first, we need to examine how our local arts community excludes some of the most relevant voices of our time. The first two community-guided conversations will:
- Take an honest look at the issues and challenges in our own arts communities
- Identify strategies to improve equity, accessibility, and representation in our own practices, programs, operations, and organizational cultures
- Recognize gaps and identify existing resources and support for artists and arts professionals
- Cultivate space for the voices of black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) and other underrepresented community members to be heard
The first two roundtables took place virtually on:
Thursday, May 6th, 5-7pm
Thursday, May 20th, 5-7pm
Stay tuned for more roundtable dates announced soon!
Participation is FREE, but registration is required!
If you weren’t able to attend the first roundtable on May 6th or would like a refresher on what we went over, please watch this video.
The first two roundtables were community-guided conversations. Following roundtables are being planned in response to the needs that arose from those initial conversations. Ultimately, we hope participants will gain new perspectives and information, find inspiration to create change in their organizations and communities, and garner a newfound connection with other artists and arts professionals for support and resource-sharing.