ACI partners with emerging artist leaders of color, and arts influencers who hold institutional power in the contemporary art world, to collectively build equity, access, and inclusion through transformational leadership development.

 
 

At the core, we believe that:

1) art is a human right and therefore must be accessible to all

2) racism and marginalization, in any form, is a breach of human rights

3) art serves as a conduit for cross-cultural understanding, deep and meaningful learning, creative expression, and community building, making it an adaptive tool for social change

4) change must be fostered at a community, contextualized level to be effective and sustainable

5) systems of oppression permeate conscious and unconscious thought making it imperative to support those already woke, and those awakening, to collaboratively work towards equity