Angel City Arts is committed to building and advancing cultural equity and inclusion at its core.
This commitment comes from a central value of the organization: everyone deserves access to a full, vibrant creative life, which is essential to a healthy and democratic society.
Cultural equity entails the acts of investigation, training, and practice to ensure that all people—including but not limited to those who have been historically marginalized based on race/ethnicity, age, levels of dis/ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, religion and indigenous heritage are represented in the creation of arts policy: the support of artists and their art, the nurturing of accessible, thriving venues for sharing their work, and the fair and reparative distribution of programmatic, financial, and informational resources.
These values deeply informed the formulation of Angel City Arts from its board to its programming and will continue to guide us as we critically examine the ways that equity can be fostered or hindered through our policies, processes, and organizational structure. We do this not only to fulfill ideals but to grow as people and to ensure the thriving and long term viability of the arts sector.