An overview of AGE


Advance Gender Equity in the Arts (AGE) was founded in 2014 by actor and activist Jane Vogelto advance intersectional gender equity in the arts.

Equity for AGE means creating environments where all people can achieve their full potential. Equity can only be achieved when women of color, older women, trans women, queer women, women with disabilities, all women are empowered and are fully engaged in leadership positions.  AGE is committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in the arts through grants, advocacy, community outreach, and activism.


Advance Gender Equity in the Arts (AGE) is a social justice organization that serves as a catalyst for advancing intersectional gender equity in the arts. 


  • Intersectional gender representation in arts leadership positions
  • Equitable opportunities for all women to achieve their full potential
  • Implementation of policies and practices in the workplace that advance intersectional gender equity and safety for women in the arts


  • Raise awareness of gender bias and its adverse effects on the arts and culture
  • Raise awareness of microaggressions, sexual harassment, and violence against women because of inequity
  • Create collaborative spaces, connections, and opportunities that advance intersectional gender equity

AGE Equity Statement:

AGE defines equity as the creation and maintenance of environments where all people have opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.  Equity exists when privilege is not based on social norms, patriarchal power structures, and unconscious bias. Our actions are largely influenced by unconscious bias.

AGE believes that unconscious bias is deeply rooted in systems and structures that limit access, resources, and representation from persons based on, but not limited to, gender, age, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability status. Neutrality is not an option for advancing equity.  We must advocate and fight for equity, or we participate in maintaining and strengthening oppressive systems. Advancing equity requires introspective exploration and analysis, external review and assessment, and ongoing training, collaboration, and evaluation.

AGE was founded on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) principles. AGE is committed to maintaining a diverse Board, staff, volunteer base, and curating all its programs and events through an EDI lens.

AGE is committed to rigorous internal and external review and evaluation of its equity policies and practices.