Thursday, June 23, 2022

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Registration is now open for the Cultural Equity Learning Community (CELC) 2.0, presented by Arts Connect International in partnership with HipStory and the Mass Cultural Council. This two-unit, asynchronous anti-racism course with wrap-around supports is open to arts and culture leaders committed to building intersectional racial equity, working towards cultural equity and creative justice.

The CELC exists to support the arts and culture ecosystem—and its leadership—in progressing equity. CELC 2.0 offers affinity tracks for BIPOC and white arts leaders, both featuring lectures and guided reflections, guest speakers, featured artists, peer-to-peer learning, and more. Core objectives addressed in the CELC include reducing harm, increasing skill sets and accountability, activating anti-racism, and building equitable organizations.

In 2020, the CELC was created in response to the nation’s increased awareness of racism and anti-Blackness following the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd at the hands of police. The CELC 1.0 enrolled more than 1,500 arts and culture leaders representing more than 300 organizations from 36 states and five countries.

Two cohorts—Summer (July 2022 start) and Fall (September 2022 start)—are offered with a sliding scale payment structure. Registration closes on Wednesday, July 13 for the Summer cohort, and on Wednesday, Aug. 31 for the Fall cohort.