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ACF Racial Equity Book Club
April 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDTFREE
APRIL BOOK CLUB CONVERSATION
RE-Tool: Racial Equity in the Panel Process
A discussion tool to encourage racial equity in the review and selection process of artists and arts organizations.
Join ACF staff and Eleanor Savage, Program Director of the Jerome Foundation
Valuing racial equity requires examining how our organizational practices can support equitable outcomes by assessing/addressing racial disparities and inequity. The panel process for selecting artists and arts organizations involves a system of often unquestioned activities—assumed to be inherently impartial —that directly impact funding or arts participation outcomes.
To address racial equity in the panel process, we must actively investigate who has access to opportunities and who doesn’t. Put another way, anti-racist grantmakers must design and implement systems and protocols that increase access and decrease barriers for historically under-resourced groups.
Join our Monthly Book Club! We meet the first Monday of every month from 4-5pm CT. We’ll send out a Zoom link in advance to our mailing list. Curious listeners looking to learn together, please.
As an organization dedicated to living musical creators and cultivating a community for their work to thrive in, ACF strives to be diverse, inclusive, and equitable like many in our shared ecosystem. To do so, however, we must acknowledge the historical exclusion of non-white artists in the musical world – particularly Western European-based classical music – and provide a platform to the very artists we seek to support. We want to continue the conversation initiated in our September 2019 convening Racial Equity for Artists: Musical Creators Leading Change. Please join us!