Painting a Picture of a More Diverse & Inclusive Arts and Cultural Workforce

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The future health of arts and culture organizations and their ability to contribute to the vibrancy of their communities depends, in part, on their being relevant and appealing to the broadest cross-section of the community. Our residents represent a rich tapestry of diversity in the broadest sense of the term. To that end, cultural organizations should continue, and in some cases begin, to translate conversations into creative ideas about staffing that represents the communities they serve. Join us for one such conversation and begin the dialogue!

As part of our ongoing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Initiative, join the Cultural Alliance, along with local and regional thought leaders, as they discuss and share best practices in DEI. During this rich and robust conversation, plan to hear and learn about ways that your arts and cultural organization can begin or continue to build practices, establish talent pipelines and discuss innovative ways to further diversify your workforce. If ticket price is a barrier to your participation, please contact Lauren Gilmore as indicated below regarding scholarship details. 

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Schedule

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Introductions & Panel Discussion
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Interactive Working Session
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Q&A and Conclusion

Panelists include:

Jameel Rush Director, Human Resources
Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company 

Najib Wong PMAY Artists Initiative Manager
Settlement Music School

Kristin Curry and Team, Director for Institutional Grants & Sponsorships
Newark Museum 

Meredith Sellers, Arts and Accessibility Programs Coordinator
Mutter Museum 

Now is the time to learn how you can paint a more vibrant picture Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in your organization and our community!

Any questions about the event or registration can be directed to Lauren Gilmore, Manager of Membership and Administration at laureng@philaculture.org or 215-399-3530.

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