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Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Resources

This is a brief resource list for conversations or information. Please send additional resource recommendations to


Cultural Access New England ( is a consortium of organizations and individuals who provide seminars, trainings, and discussions. Sign up is available on their website. A great resource for best practices.


Very Special Arts Massachusetts ( is the state organization on arts and disabilities.

The ArtsBoston ( Audience Initiative is a data collection tool that helps arts organizations understand audience patterns.


The Theatre Communications Group ( is a national service organization for the theater community.They regularly convene around issues of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. More info here.


SAG/AFTRA (, Actors’ Equity Association (, and other professional organizations have committees, initiatives, and reporting structures to help address some of these issues.


WomenArts ( is a worldwide community of artists and allies that works for empowerment, opportunity, and visibility for women artists. It is an online resource.


ArtsBoston has developed a Network for Arts Administrators of Color, and regularly schedules programming for and about the network.


Advocacy is an important part of creating change for our sector. Artists Under the Dome ( is an annual event where Massachusetts artists spend a day in the State House working on advocacy and meeting their representatives.


MASSCreative ( is an organization that is working on advocacy efforts throughout the state. In order to raise awareness, and raise funding, for some of the issues outlined in this report, advocacy must be a tool we all use.


The Asian American Performers Action Coalition ( reported on casting in New York City for several seasons. Their results are worth looking at closely, as is their methodology.


The Oregon Shakespeare Festival ( is very mission focused on this work.


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