Weekly Web Roundup: July 20-24, 2020

Cultural equity is at the heart of this week’s roundup. Our final feature on the 2020 Johnson Fellowship nominees is about Eddy Kwon, a musician whose work is centered in equitable community development. We also shared one of our favorite annual traditions on the blog: getting to know the summer Diversity in Arts Leadership interns. (Keep an eye out next week for more spotlights on our DIAL Fellows!) On ArtsU, the DIAL.studio series continues with advice on self advocacy and self care for artists and administrators of color. And we said goodbye to Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights hero and true champion of the arts. His frequent appearances at Arts Advocacy Day over the years inspired many advocates, and we already miss his energy and passion. 


Spotlight on America’s Future Leaders: DIAL Interns, Part 1 and Part 2 by Arlene Arevalo
This summer, 12 Diversity in Arts Leadership interns from all over the country are working virtually with New York City-based arts nonprofits for ten weeks to explore and build skills in arts administration, and cultivate knowledge in cultural equity within the arts field. Get to know them in these fun Q&As put together by one of the DIAL interns!

Spotlight on 2020 Johnson Fellowship Nominees: Music as the Heart of Equitable Neighborhood Development by Pam Korza
The final post in our ARTSblog series featuring nominees for the 2020 Johnson Fellowship for Artists Transforming Communities celebrates Eddy Kwon, a musician, educator, program designer, and facilitator of equitable community development in Cincinnati, Ohio.

News Room

Americans for the Arts Mourns the Passing of Representative John Lewis
“Without the arts, without music, without dance, without drama, without photography, the civil rights movement would have been like a bird without wings.” These were the words the late Representative John Lewis of Georgia shared the many times he addressed crowds of arts advocates of all ages at Americans for the Arts’ annual Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.

A First Look at America’s Arts Industries Success in Accessing PPP Loans
The coronavirus has had a devastating impact on America’s arts sector. Nationally, financial losses to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations are an estimated $9.1 billion as of July 13, 2020, and 62% of artists have become unemployed. Our new analysis reveals the how the arts and creative economy sector performed in securing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.


DIAL.studio | Self Advocacy and Self Care for Artists and Arts Administrators of Color
For many pre-career and emerging leaders of color, there is constant pressure to prove oneself, focus on the product rather than process, and “fit in” to a culture that may not be their own. This session explores the topic of self-care and self-advocacy through a panel discussion with music educator and consultant Calida Jones and New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin.

Supporting Individual Artists Coffee Chat: Finding Artists
Hear from Sandy Bellamy from the Washington DC Percent for Art program as she discusses methods to broaden inclusivity in the field of public art, including the RFP, application, voting, fabrication and installation processes. A particular focus will be on how to manage the commissioning process with a small staff and limited resources.

Engaging Your Audience During and After COVID-19
How can we engage our audiences now so that they are still there when things are “back to normal?” How do we serve audiences in a way that makes sense for our mission when we can’t gather or do typical programming? What factors will influence audiences’ return to our events? This webinar tackles these questions and more.

Photo of Eddy Kwon at the Price Hill Masonic Lodge groundbreaking ceremony by Nick Swartsell.

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