Re-Tool: Racial Equity in the Panel Process

County: All

Topic: Racial Equity


A discussion tool to encourage racial equity in the review and selection process of artists and arts organizations.

Valuing racial equity requires examining how our organizational practices can support equitable outcomes by assessing/addressing racial disparities and inequity. The panel process for selecting artists and arts organizations involves a system of often unquestioned activities—assumed to be inherently impartial —that directly impact funding or arts participation outcomes.

To address racial equity in the panel process, we must actively investigate who has access to opportunities and who doesn’t. Put another way, anti-racist grantmakers must design and implement systems and protocols that increase access and decrease barriers for historically under-resourced groups.

To learn more, you can access the full PDF here and/or visit the Jerome Foundation’s website here.