BRIEF SURVEY: Racial Equity in Arts Organizations During Covid-19 Pandemic

April 27, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has illuminated our nation’s historical and systemic inequities in sharp relief. Not only are communities of color experiencing higher rates of sickness, but also experiencing racial profiling, slander, and hate crimes specific to COVID-19.

The National Guild for Community Arts Education, in collaboration with a program planning committee comprised of arts and cultural administrators located in our home base of New York City, is using this time to listen and reflect. We want to learn about your personal and professional experiences of racism during this pandemic through this BRIEF (10-minute) survey. We will use what we learn, through this survey and regular community conversations, to inform upcoming anti-racism training opportunities and advocacy work, both locally and nationally. The survey is designed for teaching artists and arts administrators, both youth and adults. It can be completed on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Please complete this survey by Friday, May 8.

Planning committee members include: Erika Atkins, Deputy Director, Opening Act; BC Colston, Founder and Director, Brown Girl Recovery; Rajeeyah Finnie-Myers, Director of Professional Development, DreamYard; Linda Norris, Global Networks Program Director, International Coalition of Sites of Conscience; Naima Oyo-Simon, Executive Director, Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy; and Rachel Watts, Director of Teen Programs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, ArtsConnection.

This survey is now closed.

Published: April 27, 2020