Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Resources
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Cultural Access New England (www.ca-ne.org/) 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 (vsamass.org/index.html) is the state organization on arts and disabilities.
The ArtsBoston (www.artsboston.org) Audience Initiative is a data collection tool that helps arts organizations understand audience patterns.
The Theatre Communications Group (www.tcg.org) is a national service organization for the theater community.They regularly convene around issues of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. More info here.
SAG/AFTRA (www.sagaftra.org/EEODiversity), Actors’ Equity Association (www.actorsequity.org/benefits/diversity.asp), and other professional organizations have committees, initiatives, and reporting structures to help address some of these issues.
WomenArts (womenarts.org/index.htm) 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 (www.artistsunderthedome.org/) is an annual event where Massachusetts artists spend a day in the State House working on advocacy and meeting their representatives.
MASSCreative (www.mass-creative.org/) 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 (www.aapacnyc.org/) 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 (www.osfashland.org/en/about/diversity-and-inclusion.aspx) is very mission focused on this work.