Category: Equity

October 28, 2022
AKRON, OH (August 16, 2022) – On Monday, August 15, 2022, at the Summit County Council Chambers, Executive Shapiro and Summit County Council presented the DEIA Advisory Board for Arts and Culture a commendation thanking them for their work. Following the County Council meeting, leadership from the County of Summit as well as the County Council […] Read Article
June 3, 2022
Jennifer Conn, Spectrum News 1, Published May 23, 2022 AKRON, Ohio — A local woman produced a play after something upsetting happened to a friend at a rally following George Floyd’s death. Francine Parr is artistic director of the Akron Civic Theatre’s Millennial Theatre Project, which she founded, designing it to be grounded in inclusivity, she said. […] Read Article
December 8, 2021
AKRON, OH (Oct. 20, 2021) – As an outcome of the community cultural plan, Summit County has formally launched a diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) advisory board for arts and culture through the county-wide nonprofit ArtsNow. “During the cultural planning process, we heard from voices across our community that we must build more equitable […] Read Article
October 20, 2021
The new Akron Black Artist Guild will feature 16 area Black artists in its first exhibit, “Outlined in Black,” from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Crea8tive Gallery, 380 S. Main St., Akron. The artists are Sasha Dixon, Jessica Travis, Randi Mull, Sylvia Sykes, Georgio Sabino, Shawn Gooden, Jeff Willis, Donald Peoples, Stephanie Stewart, Denise Harrison, Corey […] Read Article
July 28, 2021
Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) recently unveiled its new offices in the East End, and, today, ArtsNow is thrilled to celebrate its thoughtfully curated space with art from Akron-based Black creatives. During the planning process, the EY US team connected with ArtsNow’s executive director, Nicole Mullet, with a clear vision of welcoming inclusion into […] Read Article