To promote a full and creative life for all members of our communities, Perkins Center for the Arts commits to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive and equitable society.

Cultural Equity

Cultural Equity at Perkins Center for the Arts embodies the values, policies, and practices that ensure that all people—including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion—are represented in the development of arts policy; the support of artists; the nurturing of accessible, thriving venues for expression; and the fair distribution of programmatic, financial, and informational resources.


Link to article on Anti-Racist media

Source: 40 TV Series, Documentaries, Movies, TED Talks, and Books


Book cover of “Teaching for Black Lives” showing two children with arms splayed, dancing

Source:  2020 Curriculum Resource Guide–free, downloadable lessons to challenge racism, oppression and build happy and healthy classrooms.


Visual representation of text suggestions

Some suggestions to use in conversations when racist behavior occurs:

Seek : “Tell me more about __________.”

Offer an alternative perspective: “Have you ever considered __________.”

Speak your truth: “I don’t see it the way you do. I see it as __________.”

Find common ground: “We don’t agree on __________ but we can agree on __________.”

Give yourself the time and space you need: “Could we revisit the conversation about __________ tomorrow.”

Set boundaries. “Please do not say __________ again to me or around me.

Source:  The National Museum of African American History and Culture – Talking About Race