ACTION A: Encourage all arts and culture organizations, artists and funders to adopt or adapt the Cultural Equity Statement endorsed by the Steering Committee.
ACTION B: Help arts and culture organizations and their leadership understand the value and opportunity presented by board, staff and programming diversity through training and development initiatives.
1. Develop an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion “bootcamp” for arts and culture leaders, board members and funders— an intensive course to help existing and potential leaders, funders, and the community to understand the benefits of diversity, help them become more comfortable in the appropriate language to use when talking about diversity, and recognize and address barriers.
2. Create a menu of professional development opportunities on this topic for arts and culture leaders, staff and volunteers.
ACTION C: Increase diversity of board leadership by developing a pipeline of candidates interested in serving on arts and culture boards representing diverse cultural backgrounds.
ACTION D: Increase and support diverse artists and grassroots organizations
1. Build networks for grassroots arts and culture organizations and individual artists.
2. Develop grant opportunities for small or informal grassroots arts and culture providers representing culturally specific groups.
ACTION E: Increase diversity of patrons and programming by developing grant opportunities for diverse and/ or non-traditional audiences and/ or in non-traditional venues.
ACTION F: Develop an arts engagement program to be included in English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.