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Artist Equity Summit 2022: Lifting Up our Youth

September 17, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT


ACF’s annual Artist Equity Summit centers music creators and examines themes related to equity that impact the field and beyond. This September 17, we invite you to join us for music, dialogue, and community as we focus on “Lifting Up our Youth.”  REGISTER HERE.


* Learn about the residency Liberation! Lifting up our Youth with composer PaviElle French and six arts organizations

* Experience original works performed by students from Purple Playground and TruArtSpeaks (created with PaviElle French)

* Connect with and gain ideas from artists, teachers, leaders, young people, and their families who are dedicated to Lifting Up our Youth through music

* Hear ACF’s “report card” on its own efforts to achieve racial equity 

* Join us in person at the Walker West Music Academy, with a mission of creating a music learning community rooted in the African-American cultural experience, or virtually

Read this article to learn more about ACF’s annual event.



Vanessa Rose

Executive Director, American Composers Forum


Vanessa Rose joined the American Composers Forum (ACF) in January 2019. For more than a decade, Vanessa has been working with artists and organizations dedicated to living creators, including the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Lark Play Development Center, The Knights collective, the American Composers Orchestra, and Arco Collaborative. She has led organizations through significant transitions: establishing new leadership positions, guiding strategic transformation, and centering racial equity. She is Board Chair of the Performing Arts Alliance, a coalition of national performing arts organizations focusing on public policy and advocacy to ensure equitable participation in the arts.



Walker West Music Academy
760 Selby Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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