Advance Gender Equity in the Arts (AGE) is a social justice arts movement created to advance gender equity through an intersectional lens.
To advance the power and visibility of womxn* in the arts
Our vision is a cultural paradigm that is equitable and inclusive; where all womxn have the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the arts
Our goals are:
- To increase leadership opportunities for womxn in the arts
- To elevate stories of womxn in the arts
- To end oppression and violence against womxn in the arts
This is how we will achieve our goals:
- Raise Awareness of unconscious bias
- Facilitate Transformation by cultivating the next generation of storytellers, investors, and consumers of art.
- Advance Equity by advocating for policies and practices that promote safety, dignity and equal opportunities for all womxn
AGE values equity, inclusion, multiculturalism, access, and shared power
*Womxn includes all self-identified women and non-binary people
AGE Equity Statement:
For AGE, embedded in the definition of equity is the creation and maintenance of environments where all people have opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.
AGE recognizes that unconscious bias is deeply rooted in the fabric of our society. It fuels the systems that limit access, resources, representation, and shared power to persons based on but not limited to gender, age, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability status.
Equity requires introspective exploration and analysis, external review and assessment, and ongoing training, collaboration, and evaluation. Equity requires raising awareness of unconscious bias. Equity can only be achieved by making space for underrepresented groups in leadership and challenging the dominant paradigm that determines how we center privilege. Equity demands a new cultural paradigm.
AGE was founded on equity and inclusion principles. AGE is committed to maintaining a Board, staff, volunteer base that represents the people we serve, and curating its programs and events through an equity lens.