To advance the power and visibility of artists of marginalized genders, leading with racial justice
Our mission is to advance equity for artists of marginalized genders through an intersectional lens that includes but is not limited to race, age, ethnicity, and disability. 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.
Our vision is a culture of equity where all artists of marginalized genders have the opportunity to achieve their full potential
Our goals are:
- To create an arts culture of shared and balanced power
- To create an arts culture that prioritizes safety and well-being
- To create an arts culture that is inclusive and representative of all people
This is how we will achieve our goals:
- Invest our resources in artists who have been systemically underserved, underrepresented and under resourced, advancing their power and visibility
- Provide programs that amplify the resilience of and promote prosperity for artists of marginalized genders, recognizing that safety and well-being are cornerstones for equity
- Lead with intentionality and action to challenge misogyny, racism, bigotry, ageism, ableism and other barriers to equity
AGE values equity, inclusion, multiculturalism, access, and shared power
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.