The Dream: Diversity in the Arts
On the occasion of the opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial, Kaiser considers why arts organizations of color have not progressed as King's social movement has.
"Today there are a larger number of African-American, Latino and Asian-American arts organizations than ever before. This is a cause for celebration. Arts organizations of color are vital resources: they build new audiences, train diverse artists and provide laboratories for the creation of important works of art. Yet only a handful of these organizations have achieved widespread fame and only the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has an annual budget exceeding $10 million." More...
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Sub CategoriesDIVERSITY: LeadershipDIVERSITY: Diversity and the ArtsDIVERSITY: ArtisticDIVERSITY: Board LeadershipDIVERSITY: African American / Black CommunityDIVERSITY: Latino / HispanicDIVERSITY: Asian AmericanDIVERSITY: Development / Fundraising