New terms and models for equitable visibility
Today: The words "artist" or "cultural worker" don't capture the diversity, the complexity, or the totality of all of the different kinds of people that make art happen in our communities and in our city. Also there's a marginalization that happens within the models by which we determine who gets included or seen as a part of the arts and culture sector. For example, certain awards only look at theaters that produce an arbitrary amount of shows within a season, as if that was the determining factor for quality. Yet another example, is the surveys of the sector only include arts organizations that are recognized non-profit organizations, but what about individuals and collectives who are creating and producing art outside those structures.
Vision: We have new terms and models for identifying who is a part of the ecosystem that are both specific and expansive enough to include all the different kinds of people involved in the creation and production of art in our community.