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Exploration: Anti-Racism in a Rural Setting

Join Arts Midwest on June 10 for the final Exploration in the Gather Round Series, dedicated to advancing sustainable resilience and recovery for historically under-resourced communities, organizations and leaders.

Gather Round Series June Exploration

Anti-Racism in a Rural Setting

Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm Central Time

In the June Exploration, Stuart’s Opera House and their community partners will lead a conversation on building a community-wide anti-racist action plan in the rolling Appalachian hills of southeast Ohio as they continue to listen, learn, and make mistakes.

 In April, Stuart’s hosted the first of what will be many gatherings in support of building an anti-racist arts community in Athens County Ohio. The April summit was the culmination of the diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in which Stuart’s has been engaged.

Recommended audience: Executive directors, board members, or other staff connected to community from arts and cultural organizations in rural communities and organizations led by and/or serving Indigenous people and people of color..




Watch past Explorations

  • April 29 Julie Koo of the nonprofit management consulting firm TDC explored how to weigh strategy with financials
  • May 20 Benya Kraus from Lead for America facilitated a conversation with arts and culture leaders on sustainability through a rural perspective.


This series is part of the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund, a national recovery and resilience initiative made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and an anonymous donor. For the last few months, grantees have been sharing ideas, perspectives, and experiences in Circles. Circles are small sessions that grow into themes and topics for larger field-wide Explorations.