Tuesdays, February 9 - 16, 2021
About this Event
The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture believes in fair treatment, access, and opportunity for all individuals. Our equity strategy aims to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented marginalized groups' full participation from the Office of Arts and Culture programs and to strengthen equity, diversity, and inclusion in the arts and culture sector for all Phoenix residents.
Since 2017, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture in collaboration with the Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission researched, reviewed case studies, and identified values, concepts, and practices concerning equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) as it relates to the Office of Arts and Culture's programs. This is a national movement in the arts sector and recognizing that especially in the changing demographics of Phoenix, there is a need for assessing potential inequalities in grantmaking and other services.
For the 2021-2022 Community Arts Grants Program, we welcome applicants to participate in racial equity trainings and take part in a pilot equity assessment of their organization. We hope the discussions and submitted responses we receive will give us a sense of the local community’s need and desire for resources and continued training.