Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

August 13, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
Actor comedian Cheech Marin's Chicano art museum is one step closer to reality after Jerry Brown, California’s governor, signed a bill that makes it closer to its fundraising goal thanks to a $9.7 million grant. Read More...
July 26, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
A new report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), titled Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations, shares nonprofit leaders’ views on their diversity pursuits, how their foundation funders are interacting with or supporting them in this area, and how foundations are involved in the diversity efforts of grantees. Read More...
July 17, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) takes pride in its "disruptive philanthropy," a practice of "conscious giving" and a model that starts "with the understanding that institutional and structural racism shapes (arts) funding and produces inequities in resources and opportunities." Read More...
May 18, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
From presidents, to directors, to curators, women have taken the torch in leadership changes at museums as a recent article in The Guardian addressed. Read More...
May 8, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
The deep conversations on race and some of the written pieces the movie Black Panther has inspired set the stage for an article in Hyperallergic that explores why cultural critics of color can help elevate and amplify significant cultural debates to better understand them or, at least, discover them through a different light. Read More...
May 4, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
In Chicago, at last month's PolicyLink Equity Summit, a tour of the city focused on how local journalism provides a voice to the equity agenda. In a recent piece, Nonprofit Quarterly highlights some examples that showcase the importance of investing in journalism and the power news stories have to advance conversations about and actions toward. Read More...
April 26, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
In times when it is crucial that more Latinx individuals have a say in institutions that ultimately impact their community, Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP)’s Next Generation (NGen) Líderes Program is looking for 25 leaders "who want to contribute to the development of equitable philanthropy across the Americas." Read More...
April 23, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
In moments when respect for cultural diversity feels even more urgent, a national grantmaking program called Building Bridges, by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA), works to foster understanding and engagement between Muslim and non-Muslim communities. Read More...
April 3, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
The promotion of diversity and equity in the cultural workforce is the driver for the CreateNYC: Leadership Accelerator, a pilot program of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) that recently announced an open call for applicants. The program's curriculum was designed by the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) and the CUNY Creative Arts Team and is available for 25 mid-level professionals that work in any area of the cultural sector. Read More...
March 20, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
The Memphis Music Initiative (MMI), dedicated to broaden and strengthen existing music engagement offerings in and out of schools and supporting youth-centered, community-based music spaces, released a new study that looks at the landscape of equity in arts funding alongside patterns of exclusionary funding practices which all too regularly confront black and brown arts organizations. Read More...