Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

January 22, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
“Facing Change: Advancing Museum Board Diversity & Inclusion” is a newly released national initiative launched by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) to diversify museum boards and leadership. Read More...
January 18, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
In data, "many untold stories and futures are nestled between rows, columns, formulas, and colors on a spreadsheet," writes in a recent post Adriana Gallego, chief operating officer of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC). In this piece she says how patterns remind her of how impactful Latinx communities are. Read More...
January 2, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
As we welcome 2019, ideas around a more just and fair philanthropic field are inevitable. Dana Kawaoka-Chen, executive director for Justice Funders, says "we need a just transition in philanthropy that redistributes wealth, democratizes power, and shifts economic control to communities. In other words, we must transform our relationship to capital and to our communities." Read More...
December 18, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
The Orontes Guitar Quartet are the first group to be brought together in a safe country, in this case, Canada, by the Artist Protection Fund (APF), the New York-based program that supports threatened artists around the world, reported The Globe and Mail. Read More...
December 10, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
In a recent blog post for the American Alliance of Museums, Elizabeth Merritt cites the US Census Bureau's projection that the US will be “majority minority” sometime in the 2040s to make the case “that museum audiences do a pretty good job of reflecting American society…in the year 1900.” Read More...
December 3, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
Spelman College received recently a $5.4 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation to establish the Atlanta University Center Collective for the Study of Art History and Curatorial Studies. Read More...
November 29, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
In a recent report on how funders are collecting and using demographic data PEAK Grantmaking learned that about half of grantmakers are collecting this data. "Of that half, almost all of them are collecting information on the communities that nonprofits serve, and less than half of them are collecting information on the board and staff leadership of the nonprofits," explains a post by Philanthropy New York. Read More...
November 27, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
Back in 2016, local Pittsburgh artists Jerome Charles and Max Gonzales were arrested for being the "Most Wanted Graffiti Artists in Pittsburgh," local media reports recall. Read More...
November 26, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
A new book, "Decolonizing Wealth," challenges colonial dynamics in philanthropy and finance, philanthropy's white supremacist legacy, and the little investment and support of POC-led efforts in communities as result of those dynamics. Read More...
November 5, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
For The Benefit Of All: The CMA’s Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Plan is the name of the 19-page report that came about after a nine-month period, in which the The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) facilitated in 2017 over 100 meetings with over 400 people in Cleveland. Read More...