Asian American Arts Alliance

DIVERSIFYING OUR ORGANIZATIONS – Alliance of Resident Theatres - New York


An intensive training in diversity, equity, and inclusivity

Thanks to a multi-year grant from the Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund, A.R.T. New York is launching a new program, Diversifying our Organizations. Working with the Raben Group’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team as well as Hewlett Consulting’s Center for Talent Innovation, Diversifying our Organizations will provide a DEI cohort for member organizations interested in building capacity to diversify their organizations: from their staff to their audiences and board members.

Each Diversity Cohort will be comprised of no more than 12 member organizations who possess interest or experience in diversifying their organizations. There are four cohort groups scheduled during the course of the Diversifying Our Organizations program. The program requires the participation of a staff leader and a board member who will commit to attending all eight workshops in their cohort. The first cohort will launch in January 2018, followed by groups beginning April 2018, October 2018, and March 2019.

Upon selection, cohort members will participate in a series of workshops to help them build a business case for diversity, ensure a culture of inclusion, think differently about who should be part of one’s organization as a director, address audience participation, and understand how diverse experiences and background will enhance the value of one’s theater.  With the support of diversity and inclusion experts, the DEI cohort will share concerns, opportunities, and lessons learned in embarking on an organizational diversity journey.

Please note that the program’s success requires the participation of a staff leader and a board member who will commit to attending all eight workshops. If your organization does not have a board, please contact Corinne Woods at for guidance on choosing a second participant.  This application requires responses from both the staff member and board member

The final sessions of the series will include social events where cohort members will be able to meet potential board members from diverse backgrounds. The dates for these events will be announced at a later date.

For more information about this program, please contact Corinne Woods, Programs Coordinator, at or (212) 244-6667 ext. 241.

Ready To Apply?

To complete the application:

  • Select a staff and board representative.
  • Both of these representatives should complete a brief (one page or less) response to the question: What are your organization’s goals in terms of diversity, equity and inclusion? What is your organization doing well? What do you need to learn? These responses will need to uploaded to the application
  • Both representatives will need to provide scheduling and demographic information to complete the application.
  • To be considered for the first cohort, applications must be received by Dec 15, 2017.
  • To access the application you must log in under the organization's account (the username is typically the name of your organization with no spaces)

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