The crucial question is how to ensure diversity is always top of mind, regardless of who the designers or students are.
An exhibition of student and faculty posters from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) sparks a larger conversation around inclusion and representation in design.
CalArts received $5 million to hire Black artists on faculty, while Otis College of Art and Design received $1 million toward anti-racism initiatives and supporting Black students.
Deborah Cullinan, CEO of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, discusses the importance of the 2020 census in the creative field and the center’s efforts to promote it through the arts.
After backlash, the advertising ploy, which reimagined literary figures from Peter Pan to Frankenstein’s monster as people of color, was canceled less than 24 hours after it was announced.
In 2017, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to link future funding for cultural institutions to the diversity of their employees and boards. A new study released by the city shows demographic alignment is still far away.
In an era where art museums are having trouble diversifying their audiences, the High Museum of Art is making great strides.
The new report finds a lack of minority members in top posts, and of workers with disabilities overall, among the staff of cultural organizations.
There’s a saying: “When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.”
This week, New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs released a report showing that the city’s arts sector is not as diverse as the general demographics the city — the fourth most diverse municipality in the US (although still incredibly segregated).
It’s necessary for museums and historic sites to work toward greater diversity, even though trying to change thid field is “like trying to shift an aircraft carrier.”
A new report released by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation takes a broader look at staff diversity in American art museums.