ArtsWave is committed to shaping the organization's environment to acknowledge, understand, and celebrate the diversity and multiculturalism of its donors, families, volunteers, staff, suppliers, and our community in which it resides. To learn more about our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion, please read below.
ArtsWave Inclusion Statement
ArtsWave acknowledges and celebrates the diversity of the community we serve. We have a responsibility to foster inclusion for our patrons, their families and our volunteers. ArtsWave has a responsibility to support and strengthen culturally-diverse arts programming to ensure a more inclusive regional arts environment and promote the growth and viability of multicultural arts organizations as a way of enriching the region and growing participation in and patronage of the arts. Our commitment to our staff is to provide a workplace where each person is respected, supported and evaluated on the basis of individual achievement and contribution.
ArtsWave Inclusion Committee
ArtsWave Inclusion Committee, working in conjunction with the senior management team and staff of ArtsWave, recommends, develops and implements strategies and initiatives that support the diversity and inclusion goals of ArtsWave.
The arts throughout our community are uniquely positioned to encourage and promote the inclusion of all persons. ArtsWave, as the leading funder of the arts in the region, has the opportunity and a responsibility to engage diverse populations in the arts. Through our community-based allocations process, we encourage the organizations we work with to recognize and embrace the benefits of diversity and to act upon the values set forth in this statement.
ArtsWave recognizes the need and commits itself to develop policies, programs and practices which are responsive to the diverse groups in the region. It is committed to setting clear and measureable strategies and targets for supporting culturally-diverse arts organizations.
Advancing diversity and inclusion makes good business sense, in that it promotes fairness and equity throughout our geographic region. In addition, becoming more inclusive helps ArtsWave achieve its fundraising goals, enhances the technical-support capabilities of arts services, engages and develops growing audiences of diverse people, and joyfully celebrates the talent and variety of artistic disciplines available to the residents of greater Cincinnati area.
ArtsWave values individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, language, gender, sexual orientation, religion, cultural heritage, physical and mental abilities, age, economic circumstances or other differences.
ArtsWave Inclusion Program
In its efforts to make its supplier base reflect the community, ArtsWave proactively seeks to identify and purchase supplies and services from diverse suppliers. ArtsWave also encourages our member organizations to procure from diverse suppliers. If you are interested in registering your business with us, please contact Teri Haught at teri.haught@TheArtsWave.org.