June 26, 2020
The Guild has taken the #ArtsGoBlack pledge, which is part of a campaign launched by the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) that calls on the arts and culture field to take real action and be held accountable to dismantling white supremacy in our institutions. The campaign's demands are as follows:
1) Amend Your Mission
Every arts and cultural organization, especially those in communities of color, must amend their mission to address racial and social injustice.
2) Center Communities & Artists Of Color
Every arts and cultural organization must implement policies that ensure that communities and artists of color have meaningful engagement and opportunities in exhibitions, presentations and related activities.
3) Diversify Boards & Staff
Every arts and cultural organization must require diversity on the board and staff reflective of the populations they serve.
By signing the pledge, we commit to taking the steps above, as well as participating in a one-month introspective period guided by CCCADI's questionnaire and resources. These actions are aligned with our internal racial equity process, driven by the Racial Equity Committee of our Board of Trustees, which we're excited to share more about in the coming months.
We encourage organizations committed to ending racism in our field to make the pledge by visiting artsgo.black.
Published: June 26, 2020