Racial Equity Arts Lab (REAL) Learning Cohort for arts and cultural organizations is a free series of sessions designed to give organizations a foundational understanding of how to move towards becoming more human-centered and anti-racist organizations. Participants will have the opportunity to assess where their organization is at on their journey and develop strategies to move forward towards greater racial equity. Sessions will include collaborative learning activities, training presentations, discussion, technical assistance and coaching.
Five Tuesdays: May 4, May 25, June 15, July 6, and September date TBD, 2021
10am – 12noon (Arizona time)
Participants are also asked to do homework between sessions for a total of 10 hours of online sessions and 20 hours of work between sessions, equaling 2 hours per week over three months.
There is space for 12 – 16 organizations depending on the number of participants per organization.
Organizations are asked to send two to three representatives from different areas of the agency (e.g. human resources, education, artistic production, board, etc.) including at least one organizational decision-maker in a leadership position with the authority to implement changes and hold all areas of the organization accountable (e.g. an executive director, artistic director, managing director, chief financial officer, etc.). If you are a small organization with only a one-person staff, please reach out and let us know.
Cohort participation is limited to those who attended (or later viewed) either or both of the racial equity workshops presented in February.
- Build relationship and trust
- Review racial equity assessment tools
- Create a Human-centered workplace and core values
- Gain an understanding of racial equity core values
- Evolve towards more anti-racist work practices
- Develop a plan of action to move forward
Interested organizations can complete the form linked below to express their interest in participating and their capacity to commit to the program. The form is open through Monday, April 5. Organizations will be notified by Monday, April 12.