Tools for Conducting a Cultural Equity Audit
Arts and cultural agencies and local arts funders are deeply engaged in conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion, “tackling tough issues such as institutional racism and implicit bias.” Local arts agencies embedded inside city government are more complex structures than their private non-profit counterparts, adding layers of legal compliance and accountability. However, both public and private sector funding agencies have begun to examine their investment in strengthening the creative economy with an eye toward diversity and equity goals.
A Cultural Equity Audit is a self-assessment tool intended to increase awareness of the unintentional bias embedded in institutional practices associated with the distribution of resources dedicated for the arts.
- Tool kit for measuring REI goals.
- Consider how inclusion is different from diversity.
- Process for setting measurable goals.
- Participants will practice self-assessment tools to analyze the various messages within their institutions to then facilitate more inclusive environments.