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. Learn more about ACG's commitment to I.D.E.A.S. Subscribe
Our Commitment to the Asian American Pacific Islander Community
The Arts Consulting Group (ACG) team mourns the lives lost as result of racism and hatred in Atlanta on March 16, 2021. We are saddened by the increased violence targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and stand in solidarity with our colleagues from these communities. Click here to read more.
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.
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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.
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
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.:
American Alliance of Museums
LGBTQ Welcoming Guidelines for Museums
Gender Transition and Transgender Inclusion in the Museum Workplace: A Toolkit for Trans Individuals, Institutions, and Coworkers
Americans for the Arts
Strategies to Encourage Equitable Investment by Local Arts Agencies
Equitable Investment Policies and Practices in the Local Arts Field
2017 Demographics of the Local Arts Field
Canadian Dance Assembly
Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario
Canadian Museums Association
Cultural Human Resources Council
Respectful Workplaces in the Arts
Statement in Support of a Healthy, Safe, and Equitable Culture
Resources on Harassment in the Workplace
The Equity Project: Increasing the Presence of Blacks in Ballet
Department of VSA and Accessibility at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
A New Harmony: Equity, Access, Belonging
League of American Orchestras
Racial/Ethnic and Gender Diversity in the Orchestra Field
Forty Years of Fellowships: A Study of Orchestras' Efforts to Include African American and Latino Musicians
National Art Education Association
National Task Force on Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
Equity, Diversity And Inclusivity
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility
Respectful Workplaces in the Arts
Professional Association of Canadian Theatres
Theatre Communications Group
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative
American Theatre: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
U.S. Department of Arts and Culture