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Advocacy

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Advocacy

   

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. 

WE WILL:
*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.

WE BELIEVE:
*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

Professional Development

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 

Articles/Media

Resource Guides 

Local Organizations 

Dream Defenders Tallahassee – FacebookInstagram

The Movement 850 – Instagram

Local Events

City of Tallahassee’s Race Relation’s Summit, October 29, 2020, workshops from 8am-8pm

National Organizations

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.

 

 

 

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