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Compounding Diversity

For years our field has been struggling with organizational issues relating to race and ethnicity (and more recently to sexual orientation, physical ability and other issues). We have seen the creation of the Non-Traditional Casting Project and admir...more

diversity   Apr 28, 2010 • Views:3835 • Comments: 0


 
 

Asian American Actors in the Bay Area

This article offers a historic look at the challenges and opportunities Asian American artists have faced in the Bay Area. It covers Cabaret and Chop Suey; Art as Politics;  The New Millennium; and The New Generation. "Opening the Golden...more

diversity   artists   May 22, 2010 • Views:10090 • Comments: 0


 

Anne Bogart: Making American Document

The Clyde Fitch Report recently ran an interview with director and educator extraordinaire Anne Bogart on her recent collaboration with the Martha Graham Dance Company.  Bogart, SITI Company, along with playwright Charles Mee, collaborated ...more

artists   Jun 10, 2010 • Views:5438 • Comments: 0


 
 

The Social Media Bubble

Devon Smith, nonprofit manager and author of the always interesting "24 Usable Hours: Where Numbers Meets Art" bog, recently posted her thoughts from the Americans for the Arts Half Century Summit about social media related sessions. S...more

artists   technology   Jul 6, 2010 • Views:8617 • Comments: 0


 

Dance and Diversity BAckstage

Ebonie C. Pittman, Arts Program Associate for The Wallace Foundation, studies the recruitment, retention, and career and professional development of people of color in middle- and senior-level management positions in New York City-based dance compani...more

diversity   Aug 8, 2010 • Views:8863 • Comments: 0


 

Berkeley Repertory Theatre Diversifies Workforce

"I finally realized that if Berkeley Rep wanted to look different, we had to act different. We decided to dive into a proactive diversity initiative," says Susan Medak, managing director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Americans for the Ar...more

diversity   Aug 9, 2010 • Views:4468 • Comments: 0


 
 

Maz Jobrani:Did you hear the one about the Iranian-American?

Maz Jobrani is an actor and comedian who starred on the Axis of Evil Middle East Comedy Tour, a groundbreaking tour of the US and Middle Eastern countries, where it sold out 27 shows in Dubai, Beirut, Cairo, Kuwait and Amman. The Axis of Evil Come...more

artists   diversity   Aug 25, 2010 • Views:10950 • Comments: 0


 

Making the Case for Arts Support on NPR's Marketplace

Randy Cohen, Vice President of Local Arts Advancement for Americans for the Arts spoke with Bill Radke on National Public Radio's Marketplace program about support for the arts during difficult financial times. Hear how a leading arts advocat...more

advocacy   Sep 8, 2010 • Views:4905 • Comments: 0


 

Chronicle of Philanthropy Surveys are Revealing

  The September 9, 2010 issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy featured a pull-out section entitled "Achieving Diversity at Nonprofit Organizations." Highlights include: Three out of every four development jobs are held...more

diversity   Oct 4, 2010 • Views:11276 • Comments: 0


 
 
 

OPERA America Acknowledges Diversity

  In 2006 the National MultiCultural Institute awarded OPERA America a Leading Lights Diversity Award for Diverse Voices, OPERA America's 2005 annual conference, which provided a forum for a national dialogue for the opera community to pr...more

diversity   education   artists   Oct 31, 2010 • Views:18867 • Comments: 0