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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The public sector has a critical role to play in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in and through the arts.  NASAA provides leadership, resources and training that empower state arts agencies to reduce barriers and bias, making the arts central to the well-being and prosperity of all communities across America.


Visualizing Equity in Grant Making

State Arts Agencies Advancing Equity:
Race Equity
Economic Equity
Rural Equity

Affinity Group

NASAA nurtures a professional community for people of color in the state arts agency network. For more information, contact Marisa Summers.

NASAA Governance

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A DNA Change

Continuing to Prioritize Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

NASAA Policy Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Activities at NASAA

Artwork: Detail from Tribe, by Joan Zephier #artistinrecovery. Image courtesy of Sioux Falls Arts Council