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The 2020 Arts Equity Summit Goes...ONLINE!

By Lex Weaver for Boston Compass (#122)

April 12, 2020

While you may be cooped up in the crib for a bit, it doesn’t mean you can’t keep learning how to build your powerhouse—and the Arts Equity Summit has your back! This year’s summit will run for three days—virtually—from April 24-26th. Remaining true to its values, the summit gives emerging artists and cultural leaders of color the foundations and connections needed in order to achieve equitable means… while staying safe and healthy! In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this new web-based format will allow fellow artists and leaders to engage from the comfort of their home while still continuing to work together to expand and sustain arts & culture in their respective crafts and communities. This year’s programming will focus on three different “strands” to help guide conversations. These conversations will include ways to structure an equitable organization, being innovative in how you build equity in an entrepreneurial way, and celebrating equity work that is already in place. The summit’s organizers, Arts Connect International (ACI), frequently collaborate with emerging and leading artists of color, “who hold institutional power in the contemporary art world,” in order to provide transformational leadership development that produces accessible, inclusive and equitable spaces.

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