The past several days (months?) have been a trying time but that doesn’t mean things are beyond our control or ability to influence. To that end, efforts like #BlackoutTuesday and #TheShowMustBePaused have garnered a great deal of participation among performing arts organizations.
At the same time, it’s good to be honest and to that end, ArtsAdminSay posted a tweet that cuts deep
✅ Change social media profile pic to a b/w version of logo.
✅ Publish statement condemning racism and reiterating org’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
✅ Go back to business as usual tomorrow.
— Shit Arts Administrators Say (@artsadminssay) June 2, 2020
If you’ve ever wondered where your organization’s credibility stands on these issues, see if your standard operating procedure aligns with that checklist. If so, you may want to consider reevaluating.