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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Resources

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

 

 For information on the StageSource Diversity/Inclusion/Gender Parity DIG Report, click here.

 

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 Audience Initiative  (www.artsboston.org) 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.

 

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.  Advocacy is an important part of creating change for our sector. 

 

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.

 

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