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1 Keith D. Lee, MA, MFA, PhD Nonprofit and Arts Management Consultant Association of Arts Administration Educators 31 May 2014 From Research to Practice: Collective Action Towards Diversity

2 Arts Administration Research as Service to the Field  Academic Students Educators AAAE members AAAE Organization Social, Theory, Politics and the Arts Association of Researchers on Non- Profits and Voluntary Action  Community Artist Practitioners Policymakers Funders Corporate Sponsors Consultants State and Regional Arts Councils Urban Affairs 2KDL: AAAE 2014

3 Indiana Arts Commission 2012 Major Grants Panel  Synopsis Major grants panel for $1 M Plus  Former work connections after a panelist cancelation  Diversity was not planned Panel Composition  Academic Training  3 Chicago, 1Indiana  Regional Differences in budget planning and decision making  Endowment: Spend Down (Chicago) vs Spend a Percentage (Indianapolis)  Heavily penalized arts orgs based on academic training and philosophical differences  Gender  3 Female Panelists  1 Male Panelist  Race  3 Caucasian  1 African American  No other visible or discernable ethnicities present  Age  All panelists in mid-thirty to mid-forties 3KDL: AAAE 2014

4 Indiana Arts Commission 2012 Major Grants Panel (continued)  Analysis Access  Diversity was achieved through networking not as a planned action  Experience and Academic degrees lead to access and panel participation  Consider if Ethnic populations have the same access to panel processes as non-ethnic administrators Diversity  Exposure to diversity issues and research on ethnic and cultural heritage arts organization as students will inform professional practice  Regional backgrounds also influence accounting and business decisions  Make sure Diversity Agendas in planning looks the same when implemented in practice when related to gender, race, age, and other factors Research Needs  State arts agency and diversity practices  Influence of gender, race, geography, regions, etc., in public and private arts governance  Effects of academic exposure to diversity in professional practice and career development 4KDL: AAAE 2014

5 Examples: Research on Race Relations and Ethnicity  Michael M. Kaiser, The Art of the Turnaround: Creating and Maintaining Healthy Arts Organizations  Washington State Arts Council, Stirring Up Arts Participation: Thirteen Projects: ArtsWA Innovations Grants 2012 with support from The Wallace Foundation (Advisarts Consulting)  Chronicle of Philanthropy, Achieving Diversity at Nonprofit Organizations: A special report  The State of the South 2007: Philanthropy as the South’s “Passing Gear (MDC Consulting)  Urban Institute: Community Development and The Arts, Various Reports 5KDL: AAAE 2014

6 Call to Action  Establish Longitudinal Diversity Initiatives and Reports Program Goals: Establish one course in ethnic studies/arts Student Enrollment Faculty Recruitment Career Placement  Form Collaborative Research Partnerships Cultural, Ethnic, and Gender Studies Academic Programs Community Organizations Cultural Heritage Arts Organizations Public Policy Agencies  Utilize Research Methodologies in Internship & Service Learning Strategies and Classroom Instruction Action Research Ethnography Research Case Studies Collective Case Students 6KDL: AAAE 2014

7 Call to Action (continued)  Establish Departmental and Program Goals in Diversity Canvas local college and university programs for collaboration Recruit Faculty of Color and Ethnicity from Ethnic Studies Programs Recruit Students of Color and Ethnicity via joint majors and minors Identify career placement opportunity for ethnic students after graduation in arts and nonprofit organizations  Invite Cultural Heritage Arts and Nonprofit Organizations To on campus activities such as classroom presentations and other arts activities To local and national conferences where arts administration educators gather To research collaborations and partnerships with mainstream organizations  Develop funding streams to support Projects, Internships and Fellowships For students For faculty For partner organizations and collaborative With other academic organizations and departments  Gather and Collect Research Data 7KDL: AAAE 2014

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