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The Lehigh Valley Arts & Cultural Alliance supports accessibility to the arts for all people. The following resources provide guidance on how to create art institutions and events that are diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive to all.

Allentown Art Museum

Museums’ Role in Fostering Equitable & Inclusive Communities,” January 22, 2021. 

American Alliance of Museums

Excellence in DEAI,” July, 2022

Museums and Equity in Times of Crisis,” April 2, 2020

Speak the Truth and Point to Hope: An #AAM2022 Keynote by Sandra Jackson-Dumont,” June 6, 2022

Anurag Gupta

The Role of Healing in Advancing Racial Equity,” September 22, 2021

Why our bias is costing us,” November 1, 2017


As Museums Move to Diversify, Newly Created Roles for Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging Take on New Significance,” March 11, 2021

Arts Administrators of Color

Arts Administrators of Color Network – Empowering artists and arts administrators of color (aacnetwork.org)

Arts Council England

#CreativeCase webinar: Digging into socio-economic diversity,” December 16, 2019

Association of Art Museum Directors

Diversity in the Arts: Darren Walker and Agnes Gund,” September 21, 2015

Crocker Art Museum

Equity in Museums: Local BIPOC Artists,” April 21, 2021

Grantmakers in the Arts 

Racial Equity Podcast Series,” 2020

Arts & Culture Interrupting Structural Racism Part 1,” November 3, 2022

Arts & Culture Interrupting Structural Racism Part 2,” November 28, 2022

Long Beach Opera

Equity and Diversity in the Arts – a Community Conversation by Long Beach Opera,” June 14, 2020


Museum Diversity, Equity, Accessibility & Inclusion Resources and Practices,” April 17, 2018

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

“In Session,” Nick Cave, Shaun Leonardo, Steve Locke, Xaviera Simmons, M. Carmen Lane, Dr. Kalima Young, December 10, 2020

Lisa Dent, Tracy Moore, Cameron Shaw, Eric Shiner, Dr. Mindy Fullilove, Cecile Shellman, January 21, 2021

Erica Wall, bashezo, Ashley Ferro-Murray, John Spiak, M. Carmen Lane, March 18, 2021

Museum Hue

Museum Hue

National Endowment for the Arts

A View from the Data: How Diverse, Equitable, Inclusive, and Accessible are Arts Organizations?” July 1, 2021

National Utilities Diversity Council

Diversity and Inclusion – Why Now?” September 19, 2019

Nō Studios

The Social Justice Summit: Art Activated Webinars,” 2020

Saint Louis Art Museum

Advancing Change: The Future of Museum Leadership – Virtual Summit on Diversity,” May 6, 2021

Society for Human Resource Management

Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Get Innovative,” January 16, 2017


Diversity in the art world today – Filippo Tattoni-Marcozzi,” January 3, 2020

The Aspen Institute

Diversity in the Arts: Challenges and Opportunities,” March 19, 2013

Painting the American Portrait: Diversity in American Museums,” June 15, 2016

The Washington Post

Race in America: The Arts,” October 9, 2020

Coronavirus shutdowns and charges of white supremacy: American art museums are in crisis,” October 12, 2020

Arts Councils and Nonprofits

Americans for the Arts 

Statement on Cultural Equity,” October 2016

Mapping Our Progress toward Cultural Equity: Americans for the Arts’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts Since the 2016 Adoption of the Statement on Cultural Equity,” January 2019


BoardSource’s Commitment to Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equity: For Ourselves and the Social Sector,” March 2017

Canada Council for the Arts 

Shaping a New Future for the Arts in Canada,” September 19, 2017

Equity: An Ongoing Commitment,” December 21, 2021

Grantmakers in the Arts

Racial Equity in Arts Funding Statement of Purpose and Recommendations for Action,” April 11, 2019

League of American Orchestras

Statement on Racial Discrimination,” August 2020

Catalyst Snapshots: EDI Case Studies from American Orchestras,” June 30, 2022

Racine Art Museum Association, Inc.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Statement,” March 22, 2022

RAMA’s Ongoing Progress Report of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Efforts,” March 15, 2022

Theatre Communications Group

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Initiative,” 2015


The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Our Commitments to Anti-Racism, Diversity, and a Stronger Community,” July 6, 2020

Institutional Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Access Policy Statement,” October 28, 2019

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) Action Plan,” August 2020

DEAI Action Plan Commitment Updates: January 1-June 30, 2021,” August 2021

Whitney Museum of American Art

From our Director: We Stand with Black Communities,” June, 2020

Recent Books

Catlin-Legutko, Cinnamon, Chris Taylor, The Inclusive Museum Leader, 2021

Ciaccheri, Mona Chiara, Museum Accessibility by Design: A systematic Approach to Organizational Change, 2022

Cole, Johnnetta Betsch, Laura L. Lott, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion in Museums, 2019

Frank, Priya, Theresa Sotto, From Small Winds to Sweeping Change: Working Together to Foster Equity, Inclusion, and Antiracism in Museums, 2022

Moore, Porchia, Rose Paquet, Altheia Wittman, Transforming Inclusion in Museums: The Power of Collaborative Inquiry, 2022

Shellman, Cecile, Effective Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism Practices for Museums: From the Inside Out, 2022

American Alliance of Museums

Excellence in DEAI,” July, 2022


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility Action Plan,” January 26, 2022

Cleveland Museum of Art

For the Benefit of All: The CMA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan, 2020,” 2020

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) Action Plan,” August 2020

Tucson Museum of Art

A Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access,” July 20, 2020

American Alliance of Museums

Excellence in DEAI,” July, 2022

The Leadership Imperative: A Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Primer for Museum Boards,” December, 22, 2020

Arts Administrators of Color Network

Arts Connect International

Cultural Equity Learning Community,” 2022

Arts Consulting Group

The Three Sides of Organizational Diversity,” April 9, 2019

Grantmakers in the Arts

“Working for Black August: Black Arts & Culture Funding and Justice Resource Hub,” August 25, 2022



7 Steps to Kick-Start Museum Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Practices,” September 18, 2019

Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums

Let’s Talk- A Conversation about Race and Museum Practice,” November and December, 2020

Museums and Race

Museums and Race Report Card (2021 Remix),” June 9, 2021

National Arts Strategies

Racial Equity Learning Series,” 2020

Society for Human Resource Management

Six Steps for Building an Inclusive Workplace,” March 19, 2018

The Wallace Foundation

Strategies for Expanding Audiences,” January, 2022