JANUARY 25th: 5:00 pm on Zoom
SBAC’s Arts and Racial Justice Panel series provides a forum for artists and arts and civic leaders to participate courageous conversations. Diversity is the first step in building a healthy community. How can we be more inclusive? How can we point out our blind spots, widen racial parity in our organizations and civic infrastructures, encourage diversity hiring criteria, and highlight opportunities for artists of color in our region? How can we offer access to the arts to both artists of color and audiences of color? This free series will look hard at real-life challenges, provoke and question and, ultimately, explore transformative solutions.
The first panel will explore issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the visual arts. "Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Visual Arts” will be presented via the Zoom webinar platform and the moderator is Charlayne Hunter-Gault, a leading civil rights activist, journalist and former foreign correspondent for National Public Radio, CNN, and the Public Broadcasting Service. Panel members include Gale Fulton-Ross, a renowned artist and arts advocate; Steven High, executive director of The Ringling; Katherine Pill, curator of contemporary art at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg; and Anne-Marie Russell, executive director of Sarasota Art Museum.