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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A new report from @LaPlacaCohen and @SloverLinett sheds light on the major racial disparities of cultural audiences and the urgent need to be more responsive to its various communities, particularly during this time of crisis. http://ow.ly/aU7150Av3zi

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I'm very grateful to have listened in on a conversation with @bamuthi, @KenCenPrez, and myriad artists and partners about this system of Social Impact just announced at @kencen. Details below: https://twitter.com/kencen/status/1281277745134256128

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I'm very grateful to have listened in on a conversation with @bamuthi, @KenCenPrez, and myriad artists and partners about this system of Social Impact just announced at @kencen. Details below: https://t.co/rONzLxYgyG
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"If racism is structural, then anti-racism also must be structural."—@bamuthi

Today, we announce a system of Social Impact that we commit to growing as your nation's cultural center.

Learn more about our eight areas of work ➡ http://bit.ly/KCSocialImpact

"Culture & Community in a Time of Crisis: A Special Edition of Culture Track" is a new study that aims to shed light on how arts and culture organizations can address the hopes, fears, and needs of Americans during and following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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