ENVISIONING EQUITY IN THE ARTS

Hearing Room 2  |  12:30pm–1:45pm

For some cultural platforms, equity means fair wages for artists, and for others it means amplifying marginalized voices—but rarely are institutions able to achieve both. What does a holistic approach to equity in the art world look like?

Anyka Barber is the founder of Betti Ono, a creative social enterprise and arts space committed to serving marginalized communities. In 2015, she initiated the Oakland Creative Neighborhoods Coalition, a grassroots arts action and advocacy body.

DENA BEARD is the Executive Director of arts venue The Lab, where she inaugurated a new program that aims to give artists a living wage.

PATRICIA MALONEY is the executive director of long-running San Francisco arts organization Southern Exposure. She is also the publisher emeritus of Daily Serving | Art Practical (DSAP).

SHANNON JACKSON (moderator) is the Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts and Design, the Director of the Arts Research Center, and Hadidi Professor at the University of California, Berkeley.