Metro Arts is interested in recruiting Nashville/Davidson County residents to join the Committee for Antiracism & Equity (CARE) of the Arts Commission. Particularly, individuals who have an interest in forwarding equity work within the arts and cultural sector. The Metro Arts Board of Commissioners established the Committee for Anti-Racism and Equity (CARE), comprised of community members and Commission members, as a standing committee to support Metro Arts in keeping the promise of its mission to drive an equitable and vibrant community through the arts. CARE is committed to holding Metro Arts accountable in becoming fully antiracist in its identity and working for equity in all policies and practices with the goal of dismantling all systems of oppression within the arts ecosystem.
Each member will need to commit to the following prior to joining the team:
• Within 12 months of being appointed, required attendance at an antiracism training.
• Demonstrated commitment to work toward a common understanding of the goal of racial equity.
• Demonstrated ability to apply an antiracist analysis to the organization as well as the team and the self (as individuals).
• Attend meetings regularly. Currently regular meetings occur on the first Wednesday of the month between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Additional meetings are scheduled as needed.
In addition, several norms and agreements have been formulated by existing members, which include:
Be accountable to stakeholders of color, all genders and other marginalized groups by viewing questions, issues, and topics of discussion through an antiracist lens.
Identify connections between systemic racism and other forms of marginalization, exclusion, and oppression including those related to race, gender, sexuality, and ability.
Be able to name and define systemic racism and its roots.
Recognize existing injustices and commit to the ongoing work.
If you are interested in being considered, please fill out the following application.