June 16, 2020
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
—Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Black Lives Matter movement has caused us to examine racism in our country, community, and organization. Kimball Art Center is committed to doing more to break the chain of systemic racism in America. This includes actionable change to build a multi-ethnic, inclusive, and intentionally antiracist organization.
Kimball Art Center signed the Antiracist Park City Pledge to address racism and injustice, and we remain vigilant in evaluating our policies and programs to foster equity and diversity. Here are the steps we are committed to taking to improve our organization and hold ourselves accountable:
- Evaluating educational programs and teaching methods to make classes more accessible to people of color and offer more culturally diverse curriculum.
- Providing dedicated space to promote the work of underrepresented artists.
- Making our events more accessible to artists and attendees from communities of color.
- Creating a governing board that better reflects the diverse voices in our community.
Art has always been a catalyst for non-violent change and, as an arts organization, it is our responsibility to advance the national discussion on racial and cultural inequality. The time is right for Kimball Art Center to do more, and do better, to foster equity and diversity, in collaboration with our community.