In an upcoming virtual event on February 4, artist Anastacia-Renee will lead a discussion that explores how Artist Trust “and other artist-serving organizations interrupt white supremacy”.
As many of us meet the new year with equal measures of renewed hope and lingering trepidation, Artist Trust is welcoming it, and you, with opportunities for improvement and change. On February 4, Artist Trust will hold Community Conversation: Racial Equity, the second in a virtual event series. Anastacia-Renee will be joined by Washington artists Raleigh Hawthrone, Emma Noyes, Elisheba Johnson and Che Sehyun to discuss how organizations that serve the artistic community can combat racism and white supremacy. The conversation will be followed by a question-and-answer session with attendees.
This community event is part of Artist Trust’s larger undertaking to dismantle racial inequity for people of color in artist-focused organizations, including their own. In July 2020, Artist Trust was urged by the community to confront the institutional racism and white supremacy within their own organization. Other steps include hiring a racial equity consultant to review the organization’s programs, resources, development, communications and operations, and creating a new Racial Equity Committee. All with the goal of igniting a cultural change within Artist Trust and their donors, volunteers, artists and partner organizations.
Community Conversation: Racial Equity will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 5 to 6:15 p.m. You can RSVP for the free event and learn more about the discussion leaders here.