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The Art of Justice 8: Decolonize our Minds, Museums, and Funding

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Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

120 East 125th Street

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Art of Justice 8: Decolonize our Minds, Museums, and Funding

An InterActive Presentation/Conversation

The panel will address how the framework of Eurocentric colonialism continues to frame the perspective and therefore funding criteria in the Arts. Institutions considered major receive 85%-90% of both public and private funding. Institutions based in communities and of color continue to be inequity funded. Recent studies have document what most of us who are in organizations of color knew that cultural arts organizations of color continue to get drastically underfunded and relegated to areas of funding that are limited in the amounts dispersed thereby stunting the growth of our organizations.

Research has further confirmed that large white-run organizations continue to employ in policy and curatorial decision making positions white staffs with a Eurocentric aesthetic. This inequity in funding and hiring practices in these institutions, that receive approximately 85% to 95% of funding, therefore have decision makers in positions of power that overwhelming support a Eurocentric standard.

The aesthetic of excellence of diverse groups that reflect the racial and cultural diversity of the globe color are devalued in the process and relegated to the margins of funding and support. New York City reflects an international population that is now a majority of color. Yet the funding patterns continue to reflect the narrow perspective imposed by Eurocentric criteria imposed by colonialism. We have gathered a panel of institution builders, artist, activist, and museum staff to address why if research has proven the inequity in funding and hiring practices nothing has significantly changed. Why if the data is present that racism and significant disparity in the distribution of resources and the conversation acknowledging the shift of demographic exists change has not happened.

Join us with a panel of thinkers that included artists, museum administrations and institutions builders to address these issues.

Through the Art of Justice series, thinkers and policymakers come together in an open discussion with the community to sketch out paths that will positively impact our efforts in achieving racial justice, cultural equity and an accessible arts environment that embraces the spectrum of who we are as residents of this diverse majority city.


WHEN: Monday | June 25, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

WHERE: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

ADMISSION: FREE with RSVP

We encourage you to read the following reports in preparation for the discussion.

http://www1.nyc.gov/site/diversity/index.page

Fusing Arts, Culture, and Social Change: High Impact Strategies for Philanthropy by Holly Sidford

Not Just Money: Equity Issues in Cultural Philanthropy | Research by Helicon Collaborative with support from the Surdna Foundation


Speakers include:

  • Monica Montgomery - Founder of Museum of Impact, co-founder of Museum Hue, and a Museum Consultant.

  • Marz Saffore - Artist, Professor at NYU, and founded Decolonize this Place

  • Antonio Serna - Artist, activist, and Independent Researcher

*Additional speakers will be announced at a later date

Learn more about the program and panelists here: https://cccadi.org/artofjustice8


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This program is made possible with the generous support of the Andrew Mellon Foundation and additional support from The Ford Foundation, the Hearst Foundations, New York Women's Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs.
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