Changing the Culture in Cultural Institutions: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Diversity, equity and inclusion are vital to the long-term growth and sustainability of any organization. With the development of CreateNYC, these issues have become ever more present for arts organizations in our city. The first-ever comprehensive cultural plan for the City of New York, CreateNYC includes the clear mandate to, “increase diversity in staff and leadership of arts, culture, and science organizations.”
Throughout the last two years, Brunswick Arts convened cultural executives as well as corporate and non-profit leaders for a series of workshops to share resources and information, connect partners, and brainstorm action items to make progress on this important topic.
The cultural sector is eager to address this issue but needs practical strategies. We can help institutions develop an understanding of where they are on their own organizational journey and advise on how to create, implement, and communicate effective diversity and inclusion initiatives.