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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.

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Past Event

When: June 17, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. 

Where: Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 

What: An event for cultural leaders hosted by Brunswick Arts dedicated to sharing research, case studies, and personal insights on how organizations can generate environments that foster long term equity and career development for people of all races, genders, socio/economic, and educational backgrounds. The evening featured a candid discussion with leaders from several sectors including research, culture, and recruitment who shared practical information that will help cultural institutions broaden their pipeline of talent and bring in a wide array of perspectives. 

Speakers included:

• Jennifer Bol, Partner, Education, Nonprofit and Government Practice, SpencerStuart
• Maria Figueroa Kupcu, Partner and New York Office Head, Brunswick Group.
• Jose Ortiz, Chief Operating Officer, MoMA PS1
• Roger Schonfeld, Director, Libraries, Scholarly Communication and Museums, Ithaka Research
• Kimberly Shariff, Chief Administrative Officer, American Ballet Theatre