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Thursday, September 24 • 9:00am - 10:45am
Equity in Arts Funding

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Arts funding across racial and geographical boundaries is more urgent than ever.  Grantmakers need equitable ways to overcome these boundaries to ensure communities experience the arts from a diversity of artists and collectives.

What are the underlying inequities that leave out artists of color and rural artists? How does the intersection of race, gender and location of grantmaking leadership inform philanthropy? How are regional arts organizations supporting diverse representation and voices in art leadership now? Join Savannah Barrett, director of Art of the Rural, as she leads grantmakers through programs and research to build racial and geographical equity.

Panelists will join the discussion to review their organizational experiences and to spur other grantmakers to assure inclusion. Need some background before you join the conversion? [This link] will take you to a list of resources.

Speakers
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Savannah Barrett

Exchange Director, Art of the Rural
Savannah Barrett is the Exchange Director for Art of the Rural and co-founder of the Kentucky Rural- Urban Exchange. She serves the board of the Center for Performance and Civic Practice and as an advisor to the Art of Community: Rural SC. She recently served as the founding lead... Read More →

Panelists
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Chrissy Deal

Director, Social Responsibility & Inclusion, Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)
Chrissy Deal currently serves as WESTAF’s director of social responsibility and inclusion after joining the organization in 2013 as manager of its multicultural initiatives. Deal is responsible for developing a range of equity-centered learning experiences that connect and inspire... Read More →
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Erik Takeshita

Senior Fellow, ArtPlace America
Erik Takeshita is passionate about advancing the role of art and culture in building stronger communities. Erik is currently a Senior Fellow at ArtPlace America. He previously served as Portfolio Director for Community Creativity at the Bush Foundation and Director of Creative Placemaking... Read More →
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Lori Pourier

President, First Peoples Fund
Lori Pourier (Oglala Lakota) is the President of First Peoples Fund (FPF). FPF provides direct support to Indigenous culture bearers, artists and community-based organizations located in tribal Nations. Since 1999 First Peoples Fund has directly supported a total of 4,649 Native... Read More →
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Ron Ragin

Artist | Consultant | Researcher | Coach, Self-employed
I write, sing, compose, and make interdisciplinary performance work that integrates sound, text, and movement. My creative interests are rooted in music of the African Diaspora, improvisation, liberation aesthetics, and the development and maintenance of spiritual technologies. My... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 9:00am - 10:45am EDT
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