2019 GIA Conference
Cultural Intersections
Denver, CO  |  October 13–16

Equity in Practice

Two Approaches for Moving Forward

Monday, October 14, 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205
(303) 370-6000

Organized by Maurine Knighton, program director for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Presented by Salem Tsegaye, senior program associate, New York Community Trust; Charles Rice-Gonzalez, executive director, BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance; Dipankar Mukherjee, artistic director, Pangea World Theater; and Sarah Lovan, arts program officer, McKnight Foundation.

The Mosaic Network & Fund in The New York Community Trust was established to shift the narrative around ALAANA arts groups and racial equity in the arts and increase overall philanthropic support to arts groups led by, created for, and accountable to ALAANA people. With values rooted in equity and intersectionality, the Fund is a learning community of arts funders and practitioners dedicated to helping ALAANA arts organizations thrive over the long term. In Minnesota, the Racial Equity Funders Collaborative and the Twin Cities Theatres of Color Coalition launched an initiative to strengthen the financial health and sustainability of the five members of the Theater Coalition. The initiative will create a roadmap for adequately supporting arts organizations of color and developing communication, trust, and collaboration. After sharing both models, we will create small ideation clusters for sharing work, troubleshooting, and brainstorming three next steps. Initiative representatives will sit in on the breakouts to offer insights, answer questions, and suggest practical advice.