The artEquity Facilitation Program is an annual training offering theatre professionals the opportunity to build the practical and analytical skills necessary to address diversity and inclusion issues at an interpersonal, group, and organizational level. Led by a diverse team of staff and facilitators, participants explore issues of identity, privilege, structural power and ally-building, as well as best practices for organizational change.
This year's cohort participated in two trainings in Los Angeles, California. During their second gathering, October 18-20, alumni of the program came together for strategic planning, networking with the new cohort, and support of artEquity's work nationwide.
It was a time of laughter, dancing, strategy, courage, and growth for alumni. We also had opportunity to get to know the newest cohort members, and discuss the things they are passionate about.
Alumni concluded the weekend with a strategy to cultivate and bolster artEquity's resources and influence in the arts community.