Equity in Arts Management
Committing to diversity and equity in arts organizations is not about checking off a box, filling up a diversity quota, or reaching out to the few people of color that you know. It is about establishing an organizational commitment to diversity advancement.
Our panelists will discuss areas of concern directly affecting the lack of diversity in arts leadership, and how, through their own work, they strive to change the language from reaching out to welcoming in. We will delve deeper into an understanding of why people of color are not more visible in higher-level management positions in arts organizations and what actions can be done to challenge this complex, systemic issue.
President – Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio
Executive Director – The Arts Center at Duck Creek
Executive Director, OLA of Eastern Long Island
Dr. Darrell Smith
Drummer, Performer & Educator
Executive Director, Huntington Arts Council
Special thank you to The Jazz Loft for hosting our Arts Leadership Forum. The Jazz Loft is a museum that features rotating exhibits, educational programs, as well as a full performance calendar of local, national and international artists in their period 1940s second floor performance space.