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Arts Management | Colloquium 2016

Addressing Funding Inequities for Arts Organizations of Color

Friday, February 26, 2016

Topic: Funding inequities for Arts Organizations of Color. 

Description: Several recent studies have explored issues of equity and funding for arts organizations of color. The DeVos Institute of Arts Management, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, the National Center for Arts Research, and others have all drawn conclusions and offered recommendations to define the problem and suggest solutions. This Colloquium will focus on funding for arts organizations of color, and connect these reports to current practice and current experience of cultural managers and artists. What can we learn from the "diversity" discussion 20 years ago that funded primarily large Eurocentric museums, ballets, and operas where program staff remain predominantly White in cosmopolitan cities? How might funding policies and priorities change to effectively address equitable giving for arts organizations of color? Are there potential models in Seattle, San Francisco, Portland? What are 21st century sustainability strategies and tactics for arts organizations of color?


Friday, February 26, 3:00
Abramson Family Recital Hall
Katzen Arts Center


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Colloquium Speakers: Barake Sele, Michael Kaiser, Donna Walker-Kuhne, Malik Robinson, Zannie Voss


Previous Colloquia

2014 with Alan Brown: Artistic Vibrancy in Arts Organizations

2013 fall with Albie Sachs: South African Judge Discusses Art and Politics

2013 spring: neuroaesthetics panel with Shahin Shikhaliyev, Terry Davidson, Arthur Shapiro, and Andrew Taylor:
Colloquium Explores Beauty and the Brain

2012 with Garcia Durham: Durham’s Winding Road to Arts Leadership