ACI is committed to the elucidation of inequities; as well as the celebration of culture, in the contemporary art world, so that we may collectively work towards justice, access and equity.
In the summer of 2017 ACI conducted Phase I of a baseline, mixed-methods inductive attitudinal study on the 'Cultural Equity Gap'. The study was supported by the SSRC Dissertation Development Program and UMass Boston, with funds from the Andrew Mellon Foundation.
Findings from this research are set to be released in November 2017, with abstracts accepted to present the work at the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (Nov 17), Humanities in Medicine at the Mayo Clinic (Oct 17), Continuing the Conversation at Harvard University (Nov 17), amongst others.
In 2018 ACI will begin Phase II of the 'Cultural Equity Gap' study, focused on participatory action research focused on ALOC’s perspectives on leadership development, and levers of change for access, in the contemporary art world.
Results will be used for advocacy and awareness through publication and conference presentation, as well as for direct programmatic design and refinement.
We are also in the process of expanding and replicating study methodology in various cities nationally. If you feel this blueprint research would be supportive for your arts community ecosystem drop us a line to discuss intersection.
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