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I.D.E.A.S.

Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Success (I.D.E.A.S.)

ACG is committed to the principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Success (I.D.E.A.S.). We recognize that every person, organization, and community is unique. We listen carefully, discuss options, seek to understand, and endeavor to build consensus around diversity and inclusion so that every interaction with clients, consultants, artists, and candidates is a learning opportunity.

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Black Lives Matter

Disrupting Systemic Racism in the Arts & Culture Sector: From Thought to Action

The Arts Consulting Group (ACG) team is distressed and saddened by the widespread hatred and injustice taking place in our society today. We mourn the Black lives that have been taken in senseless acts of racially motivated violence, imprisonment, and injustice that have occurred for more than 400 years. We send our deepest condolences to the many families and communities that have been directly impacted by these recent and ongoing tragic events.

ACG stands with the Black Lives Matter movement and the Black community. Their voices and stories have regularly been excluded yet are integral to the vibrancy of our communities. We believe that arts and culture organizations are meant to serve and should be held to a higher standard in condemning injustice, seeking ways to actively disrupt conscious bias, tackling unconscious bias, battling stereotypes, and eliminating racism and discrimination. Click here to read more.

Selected ACG Clients

ACG has been honored to work with a multitude of arts and culture organizations whose missions and impacts embody the values of I.D.E.A.S. in a contemporary society.

About Face Theatre
Chicago, IL

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
Palm Springs, CA

Atlantis Community, Inc
Denver, CO

Canadian National Exhibition Foundation
Toronto, ON

Chinese American Museum
Los Angeles, CA

Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California
Riverside, CA

Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance
Dallas, TX

Deaf West Theatre
Los Angeles, CA

East West Players
Los Angeles, CA

Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles
West Hollywood, CA

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
San Antonio, TX

Holocaust Memorial Center
Farmington Hills, MI

House of Blues Music Forward Foundation
Hollywood, CA

Intiman Theatre
Seattle, WA

Irish Repertory Theatre
New York, NY

Japan-America Society of Oregon
Portland, OR

Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience
Meridian, MS

Museum of Latin American Art
Long Beach, CA

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Cedar Rapids, IA

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Cincinnati, OH

New York City Gay Men’s Chorus
New York, NY

Outfest
Los Angeles, CA

Perseverance Theatre
Douglas, AK

Portland Japanese Garden
Portland, OR

Raw Art Works
Lynn, MA

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
Halifax, NS

San Diego Center for Jewish Culture
La Jolla, CA

San Diego Gay Men's Chorus
San Diego, CA

Silkroad
Boston, MA

Skirball Cultural Center
Los Angeles, CA

Smithsonian Institution–National Museum of African American History & Culture
Washington, DC

Soulful Symphony
Baltimore, MD

The Theater Offensive
Boston, MA

The Wooden Floor
Santa Ana, CA

Arts Insights

Arts Insights is the free monthly publication of ACG. We are passionate about the arts and culture industry and are excited to share our extensive knowledge with all who are invested in enhancing the communities that they serve. The following issues provide additional resources regarding I.D.E.A.S.

Volume XIX Issue 10
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access: Resources for Arts and Culture Leaders

Volume XVII Issue 12
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access: Why Now in the Arts and Culture Sector?

Volume XVI Issue 11
The Three Sides of Organizational Diversity

Additional Resources

ACG encourages all arts and culture leaders to bookmark online resources for I.D.E.A.S. in their respective artistic or cultural discipline to ensure they are considering best practices—or better yet, are at the forefront of I.D.E.A.S. within the communities they serve. ACG thanks the following organizations for providing arts and culture leaders with relevant and insightful information on I.D.E.A.S.:

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