Members-Only Guild Resource / Video

Minding the Gap: Race, Class, and the Deep Divide in Arts Learning Opportunity

Published: 2018-06-26

Published: 2015

Speakers: Maribel Alvarez, Gigi Antoni, Shakti Butler, and Margie Reese

This session features a keynote by leading artist and racial equity educator, Shakti Butler, followed by responses from expert panelists. Together they discuss how income and race relate to "equity" and "access" in arts education, as well as examine the trends in society that have enabled this unjust situation. Additionally they analyze common nonprofit business practices that for years have guided the ways that community arts education providers operate — but that may not be serving our field's collective goal of increasing access for all.