Posted: Jun 11, 2020
COCA’s Advocacy Guide has information about Black Lives Matter plus links to other Arts Advocacy Resources.
To learn more about Advocacy Resources from Americans for the Arts, please click here.
To learn more about Advocacy Resources from the Florida Cultural Alliance, please click here.
To learn more about Advocacy Resources from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, please click here.
To see all of COCA’s current Advocacy listings in our Classifieds section, please click here.
To see information about Black Lives matter, please see below:
COCA stands with Black Lives Matter, protesters, artists of color and allies who are speaking out to change inequitable and racist systems.
*Facilitate on-going, organizational and community-wide conversations about race, class, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and income status as these issues relate to our arts community.
*Continue to examine our grant and public art practices and policies to ensure under-invested and under-represented communities can compete equitably for exhibitions, grants and other financial opportunities.
*Feature artists and organizations in our community that facilitate equity and those who are equity champions.
*The ability to express, celebrate and champion cultural tradition and heritage is elemental to honest civic discourse and the well-being of our community.
*Artists and cultural creators have a unique role in challenging inequity and imagining new and more just realities.
*The health of our future cultural community in Tallahassee and Leon County is contingent on inclusionary practices that move towards cultural plurality.
*Inequity is pervasive and historic. Disparities and discrimination are daily occurrences that are rooted in long-standing majority privilege and power inside and outside of the cultural arts.
Equity moves past inclusion and representation; accepting that power has created uneven starting points for some communities and individuals. Simple diverse representation does not dismantle the unequal nature of voice, resource allocation and visibility that exist in the arts and cultural ecosystem.
The arts hold transformative power. They offer an instrument to amplify under-represented voices and open a dialog for meaningful change. We are listening. We see the outpouring of grief and pain. We hold ourselves accountable to be better and do more. This is a start, but there is more work to do to make sure we continue to learn and improve.
Please visit our website here to see COCA’s Statement on Cultural Equity.
Resources are added to this listing periodically.
Most recent update: 10-04-2020
Matching Funds Available for Bipoc Artists – CHF has matching funds for up to 50 visual artists from BIPOC or underserved communities to attend our online Virtualize Your Art Career Conference October 19-30.
Initiatives to support
A Call for a Cultural New Deal
Arts Vote: Five Things You Can Do for the Arts Now
10 Organizations Supporting Black Artists, Creators, Movers & Shakers You Can Donate To Today
A Message to Non-Black People at a Time of Acute Anti-Black Hatred
Black Lives Matter protests across the US and world
How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change
Enough Already with the Statements of “Solidarity,” Arts World
How to be a white ally and practice anti-racism
Rest in Power, Beautiful #blacklivesmatter
21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge
National Museum of African American History and Culture Releases “Talking About Race” Web Portal
Black Arts & Cultural Funding and Justice Resource Hub
No Going Back: A COVID-19 Cultural Strategy Activation Guide for Artists and Activists
Anti-racism resources for white people
Resources to Support Black Businesses and More
Coronavirus: Guidance for Better Mental Health
Dream Defenders Tallahassee – Facebook & Instagram
The Movement 850 – Instagram
City of Tallahassee’s Race Relation’s Summit, October 29, 2020, workshops from 8am-8pm
Brown Girls Doc Mafia is an initiative advocating for over 3,300 women and non-binary people of color working in the documentary film industry around the world.