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EDI in Artistic Planning – Footnotes, Catalyst Resources from the League, About the Lead Author, and Acknowledgements

In this section: Footnotes Catalyst Resources from the League About the Lead Author Acknowledgements Footnotes Foreword Structural Racism, Racial Equity Tools Intersectionality, Racial Equity Tools Racial Equity Tools Glossary, Racial Equity Tools Equity in the Center Awake to Woke to Work, Equity in the Center Racism Defined, Dismantling Racism Works (dRworks) Main Text 2022 Orchestra …

EDI in Artistic Planning – Conclusion: The Path Ahead

Will the drive to diversify the repertory prove lasting? The dozens of interviews behind this report show that while many orchestras have only just begun to diversify their artistic programming, their efforts are already being rewarded. They are finding new artistic vitality in a broader repertory, and in surfacing neglected voices both old and new. …

EDI in Artistic Planning – Chapter 4: Factors for Success

In this section: Leadership and internal alignment make the difference. It’s all about relationships. Context adds impact. Concert and whole-season themes provide a narrative. Long-term projects cement commitment. Creative spaces lead to innovation. Leadership and internal alignment make the difference. A committed and diverse staff led by a committed and diverse board will more easily …

EDI in Artistic Planning – Chapter 3: Overcoming Challenges

In this section: Fighting the narrative that unfamiliar repertory is of lower quality can be a daily battle. Dismantling the perception that diverse programming is not needed in a predominantly white community can also be a struggle. Fear of lost ticket sales should be examined carefully. Tokenism—real or perceived—can create backlash. Rental costs can discourage …

EDI in Artistic Planning – Chapter 2: Strategies to Achieve More Inclusive Programming (Part 2)

In this section: Treat an equity mandate an as opportunity. Leverage the brand. Start where you are, and keep the momentum going. Treat an equity mandate an as opportunity. Research into historically excluded composers of the past and the present can re-energize musicians and staff alike. California Symphony Music Director Donato Cabrera describes feeling liberated …

EDI in Artistic Planning – Chapter 2: Strategies to Achieve More Inclusive Programming (Part 1)

In this section: Set targets and be accountable. Work with the most progressive artists and composers without setting specific goals for race or gender identity. Collaborate to tell local stories. Set targets and be accountable. One model for more inclusive programming is to set measurable targets for historically excluded composers and guest artists, and chart …

EDI in Artistic Planning – Foreword from Contributing Author Patrick Castillo

Representation of composers of diverse racial, ethnic, and gender identities has seen a notable increase among orchestral programs in recent years. Responding both to a zeitgeist insistent on a more inclusive culture and to certain catalytic events (most devastatingly, the murder of George Floyd), our cultural sector has made commendable efforts to be intentionally reflective …

EDI in Artistic Planning – Foreword from Contributing Author Kerrien Suarez

Consider this Catalyst Guide a challenge to fulfill a moral imperative to transform the classical music sector into one whose canon, culture, artistry, and leadership are expansive and inclusive of those historically excluded due to structural racism.1 This Guide focuses on artistic planning, but the practices it outlines should be implemented at the convergence of …