Workforce Diversity and the Arts

Workforce Diversity and the Arts

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Workforce Diversity in the Performing Arts focuses on the structural inequities that contribute to the underrepresentation of racial and ethnic participants within the non-profit performing arts workforce in the United States, and the solutions that will create equitable and sustainable change. The racial and ethnic composition of non-profit performing arts leadership and workforce is not representative of the growing diversity within the US population. While thirty-six percent of the US population is non-white, there are no African-Americans leading any of the arts organizations in the 400 Philanthropy. Why are organizations legally, morally, and ethically designed for a public purpose not representative of the general US population that continues to become more diverse? Workforce Diversity in the Performing Arts examines the reasons for the lack of racial and ethnic workforce diversity within non-profit performing arts organizations and provide solutions for altering structural inequities.
The book provides interviews with executives, artists, donors, and board members from the non-profit performing arts sector and links the empirical findings to the sociological, social psychological, and organizational cultural literatures which explain how various educational and employment opportunity structures are used by organizations to create barriers for multiracial participants. Using case studies, Workforce Diversity in the Performing Arts will also research the degree to which philanthropic organizations and institutions of higher learning are collaborating with nonprofit performing arts organizations to produce catalytic change and true equitable opportunity for all to engage.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 184 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 113818845X
  • 9781138188457

Author information

Tobie S. Stein is Professor and Head of Graduate Performing Arts Management at City University, New York, USA
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Table of contents

List of Tables and Figures Foreword Preface Chapter 1: Workforce Diversity in the Performing Arts. Chapter 2: Who's Missing and Why? Chapter 3: Grantmakers in the Arts: Leading Diversity in the Funding Community. Chapter 4: New York City Department of Cultural Affairs: Activating Data. Chapter 5: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: The Higher Education-Arts Connection. Chapter 6: Emerson College's ArtsEmerson: The Trip to Bountiful is Bountiful. Chapter 7: CalArts' REDCAT: Mexican-American Cultural Partnerships. Chapter 8: Catalytic Diversity. References Index
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