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Beyond Engagement 2.0

On June 3rd, ArtsFund hosted the cultural convening Beyond Engagement 2.0: Local Pathways to Equity & Inclusion in the Arts.  Nearly 100 participants representing over 60 organizations attended, representing arts and cultural service organizations of all scales and disciplines from throughout the region, as well as civic leaders and funders both public and private.

The convening examined local strategies, barriers, tools and next steps towards equity and inclusion in the arts.  Models were shared by featured guests Leonard Garfield, Executive Director, Museum of History and Industry,  Sarah Wilke, Managing Director, On the Boards, , and Jeffrey Herrmann, Managing Director, Seattle Repertory Theatre. The discussion was moderated by Vivian Phillips, Director of Marketing and Communications, Seattle Theatre Group.

This was a follow-up to a December 2014 conversation hosted by ArtsFund.  At that time, the focus was on national models, with featured speakers Bill Rauch, Artistic Director, Oregon Shakespeare Company and Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Chief of Programs and Pedagogy, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Click here for the agenda for Beyond Engagement 2.0.

Click here for more information on the December 2014 convening.

The event was held at the Seattle Asian Art Museum and was generously sponsored by The Boeing Company.