Cultural Equity Training for the Arts Sector

Dear ArtsBoston members,

We are inviting you to participate in the Cultural Equity Learning Community (CELC), which is an exciting new professional development training opportunity led by Arts Connect International in partnership with the City of Boston. It’s something we can all access right away and will help build antiracist, equitable, and inclusive arts and culture organizations.

Core Training Objectives:

  • Reduce harm towards Black, Indigenous, and Person of Color (BIPOC) arts leaders.
  • Increase skill sets and accountability of white arts and culture sector leaders.
  • Deeply examine what it means to build anti-racist co-conspirators within the sector.
  • Deeply examine what it means to build anti-racist, equitable arts and culture organizations.

Who Can Participate?

The Cultural Equity Learning Community (CELC) is open to arts and culture sector leaders committed to building racial equity and justice in the arts. CELC is geared for white-identifying arts leaders, and/or arts leaders working in predominately white institutions.


A go-at-your-own-pace online learning course with two (2) sequential 8-week units and complimentary wrap-around learning support.


Unit 1: July 13, 2020 – September 4, 2020 (8 weeks)
Unit 2: September 7, 2020 – October 30, 2020 (8 weeks)


CELC is offered at a “pay what you can” fee structure, with a suggested donation of $150 per participant.

We’ve heard your desire for more resources and leadership across all arts disciplines and budget sizes to take an active role in dismantling racist systems. Each and every one of you is integral to this process, and we stand as your partner in advancing our community and sector forward. Please join us!

About CELC

The CELC was launched by Arts Connect International in partnership with the Anti-Racism Collaborative, Deidra Montgomery Consulting, Alyssa Liles-Amponsah Consulting, Quisol Consulting, Meena Malik Consulting, Marian Taylor Brown Consulting, ArtsBoston, the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture, The Boston Foundation, MassHumanities, and Artists Thrive, an initiative of the Tremaine Foundation.

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