Statement of Purpose
Launched in 2015 as a national initiative, artEquity provides tools, resources, and training at the intersection of art and activism. With over 5,000 individuals trained, and a growing alumni community, artEquity is building a broad base of individuals and organizations who are strategically poised to create and sustain a culture of equity, inclusion, and justice through arts and culture.
Theory of Change
We believe that having shared language and a shared analysis (by analysis we mean a way of understanding the power dynamics that affect our lives) is the gateway to collective action and collective impact. Our goal at artEquity is to build a base of individuals and organizations with a shared analysis so we can contribute effectively to organizational culture change, sector change, and social change.
We envision increased capacity for social change and community building in the arts sector.
We envision a network of individual artist-activists who share resources and work from a shared analysis and understanding of power, privilege, oppression, and justice.
We envision and believe that every individual can learn to access their full humanity in the service of justice.
We envision equitable representation and radical inclusion in the arts and culture sector as a result of this community’s shared commitment.
We envision a beloved community in the arts that is capable of changing the lives and careers of its members, and laying the groundwork for generations to come.