The world has changed dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic. A year in, we ask: how can arts and culture organizations respond to what their community needs most?
At the outset of the pandemic, researchers recognized the need for the arts and culture sector to listen, ask questions and be in conversation with the communities it serves – including those communities who have long been underrepresented in direction-setting conversations. With that goal in mind, researchers at Slover Linett (in collaboration with our colleagues at LaPlaca Cohen and Yancey Consulting, and with support from the Wallace Foundation) launched Culture and Community, one of the most ambitious national audience research studies in the cultural sector.
Join us for “Findings from Centering the Picture: A Slover Linett Report on Culture and Community” on Wednesday, June 30 at 3:00 p.m. (EDT), when researchers from Slover Linett will present their most recent report, which looks at the data through the lens of race and ethnicity in order to inform the sector’s racial reckoning and efforts to decolonize and democratize. You will learn about different patterns of participation and inclusion among BIPOC-Americans, the role of digital arts and culture engagement during the pandemic, and how Americans (and BIPOC-Americans specifically) hope arts and culture organizations will change in the future.