Photo: 2022 DEIA IN THE ARTS Conference held at the Chesapeake Arts Center, Photographer Nicole Caracia
The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County is committed to advancing and modeling equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in all of our programs and services and those of our grantees. We are dedicated to embracing equity and non-discrimination regardless of race, religious creed, color, age, gender expression, sexual orientation, class, language, and/or ability.
In 2021, the Board of Directors of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County developed a strategic plan to incorporate the principles of DEIA into every aspect of the organization’s programming and operations. This document outlines ACAAC’s key strategies to expand outreach to underserved sectors of our community and provide our stakeholders with the tools and resources they need to integrate DEIA into their own organizational cultures. Read our plan below.
The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, with partners Chesapeake Arts Center and The AngelWing Project, is holding a regular series of virtual conversations with subject matter experts to share best practices, forge partnerships, and provide you with the tools you need to strengthen DEIA within your organization’s operations and outreach.
If you were unable to attend any of our previous sessions, you can view the recordings below.
Thank you all for joining us on August 18, 2022 for a great event. It was an incredibly powerful day, and we all walked out with new tools, insights, and motivation to move DEIA forward in our organizations.
Guest Speaker: Deena Kilmon, Director of Engagement for The Arc Central Chesapeake Region
Accessibility in the arts expert Deena Kilmon will help us develop a process to assess where we are as an organization, and how to set a course to become the organization we aspire to be.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Pamela Brown, Executive Director of the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families
Guest Speaker: Rob Levit, Executive Director of Creating Communities
Guest Speakers from the Office of the County Executive:
Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Equal Opportunity and Human Relations Officer
Guest Speaker: Kashonna Marrow, CEO Simply Kashonna & SK Leading Forward
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