About CCAE

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging

We are proud to announce that CCAEF is currently engaged in the thoughtful development of our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) statement, alongside a meaningful and respectful land acknowledgment. Art has the power to reflect and shape society, and we are committed to using our platform to champion diversity, foster inclusivity, and drive positive change.

We have organized a special committee to develop our DEIB statement to demonstrate our dedicated to creating an environment where artists, audiences, and collaborators of all backgrounds feel valued and empowered. We recognize the importance of embracing differing perspectives and experiences to enrich our creative endeavors.

Simultaneously, we are undertaking the task of crafting a land acknowledgment that pays tribute to the Indigenous peoples who have historically stewarded the lands upon which we gather and create. This acknowledgment will serve as a reminder of our commitment to acknowledging historical injustices and fostering meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities.

We believe that through these efforts, our artistic community will become a more vibrant, inclusive, and socially aware space. We are excited to share our DEIB statement and land acknowledgment as important steps in our ongoing journey toward creating art that reflects the true tapestry of humanity.

Featured Image Credit: Dancers from A Step Beyond in the Concert Hall Hallway by Long Troung