Inextricably Connected: Recognizing the Power of Equity and Inclusion in Arts and Culture Philanthropy
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SubjectsEquity and Inclusion in Arts and Culture Philanthropy
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This paper presents a case for private foundations to practice equity and inclusion in their support of arts and cultural institutions. The paper provides an overview of the state of private foundations’ support for arts and culture in addition to introducing the integral role that recruitment can have on the practice of equity and inclusion within organizations. It defines diversity, equity, and inclusion within the context of philanthropy, and presents various approaches that private foundations use, which include the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) framework; the racial equity lens; intersectionality; as well as the social justice focus. It includes primary sources to identify those private foundations that practice equity and inclusion via the use of the approaches mentioned above. Additionally, it highlights the integral role that grantees, partners, and collaborators play in supporting private foundations to practice equity and inclusion. Throughout the paper, reference to research reports, surveys, studies, data collection, and clear definitions emphasizes the need for the field to make progress and remain relevant in an increasingly demographically, diverse country.