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 impact 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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"It’s not hard to observe an increasingly toxic divide between theatre artists & critics; can a new publication called @3viewstheater change all that?" @RobKendt chats w/ Sarah Ruhl & Julia Jordan about their journal aimed at diversifying theatre criticism:

Can 3Views Change Theatre Criticism?

Coming this fall: a new artist-driven online journal from the Lillys that aims to widen and diversify the discourse.

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Love what our friends at https://t.co/C9Z7NixFEd are doing w @RISDMuseum: install a browser add-in and you can see how their invited, outsider "critics" have layered their perspectives onto the conventions & assumptions of the #museum website https://t.co/E4Rz5iVBXX @OFBYFOR_ALL

"SISTRRRRS?" Regarding identity & labeling, we can all stand to learn from what @quiarahudes & Gabriela Sanchez have to say about society's "insatiable need for cultural clarity". "We're sisters. Period." #TCG19 cc: @PowerStreet12 @SloverLinett @AmericanTheatre

"What if their #creativity, sense of mission, & understanding of #art were part of the conversation? Wouldn’t they make visitors’ experiences more meaningful & relevant?" Madeline Smith shares her take on @Slate's "Working" podcast with @MuseumModernArt:

Slate’s “Working” Podcast: Behind the scenes at MoMA with the people who do the work | Slover Linett

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