Supporting Cultural Innovator Nina Simon’s New Of/By/For All Movement

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We are honored and excited to play a small role in a big idea emanating from Santa Cruz, California. Of/By/For All is a new, international change network created by museum and community leader and author Nina Simon to help civic, cultural, and community organizations become more representative of, and responsive to, the communities they serve. Slover Linett has been helping Simon and her colleagues develop a toolkit to help organizations in the network—museums, libraries, parks, arts groups, community centers, and so on—easily collect data about the demographics of their program participants. Plus, during the network’s 2018–19 First Wave prototype, we’re helping conduct an evaluation of the experiences and outcomes of the inaugural cohort.

Slover Linett staff has had a front-row seat to the development of these ideas by Simon, whose MAH Santa Cruz has been one of the Irvine Foundation’s grantee-partners in the New California Arts Fund—an initiative we’ve been involved with since 2012. We’re delighted to see Simon expand on what she has accomplished and learned in Santa Cruz and transform that experience into an international movement.

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Before "high" #culture peeled off from "low," #art from entertainment: Scott Joplin was "a hit in the saloons of the Midwest...but also in the high-society parlors of European capitals." Love @nytimes #overlooked series of belated obits for people of color

Scott Joplin circa 1904. He would come to be revered as a ragtime giant and an in-demand performer.

Scott Joplin, Ragtime Master Who Wrote ‘The Entertainer’

Scott Joplin elevated ragtime, composed one of the first African-American operas and laid the groundwork for jazz.

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Thank you @murawski27 for breaking down practical ways to tackle change to move community involvement work forward. #firstwave @OFBYFOR_ALL

@stevenkohls Hi Steve, I run an audience research & evaluation firm for arts & culture nonprofits, and we're developing a new website - would love to use literally like 9 seconds of footage from your video of the Crossing Arts mural painting. Thoughts? Thanks very much.

@steamworkgroup @SloverLinett @DrPriceIsRight Right, we've sometimes said the same to each other here @SloverLinett. But increasingly, #genderidentity is one of the dimensions of diversity and inclusion that #museums and #arts orgs are striving for, so it's worth measuring and tracking over time.

Around our table: Great chat about asking #gender on #surveys inclusively, empathetically & analyze-ably? Is transgender a category (noun) or modifier of male or female (adj.)? Who are we to define the options, but closed-ended questions force the issue. #audienceresearch #arts

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