Equity, Empowerment the Topics for Austin’s Emerging Arts Leaders Group

Mequitta Ahuja, "Parade (diptych)," enamel on canvas, 2007. Blanton Museum of Art.

Empowerment, equity and mentorship are the topics of an upcoming panel discussion, hosted by the Austin Emerging Arts Leaders group.

“Empowerment, Equity & Mentorship in the Arts” takes place at 6 p.m. on May 30, at Livestrong, 2201 E. Sixth St. The event is $5. A reception will follow. eventbrite.com/e/empowerment

Speakers are Arielle Austin, independent visual artist; Annie Burridge, general director & CEO of Austin Opera ; Marc Fort, marketing coordinator at Texas Music Office; and, Jane Claire Hervey, Founder & CEO of #bossbabesATX.

The panel will consider the challenges to and potential strategies for creating a more empowered and equitable arts community in Austin.

The moderator for the discussion is Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, founder & Editor in Chief of Sightlines.

This event is co-hosted by I Live Here I Give Here and sponsored by Sightlines.

Austin EAL is the local chapter of the Americans for the Arts’ Emerging Leaders Network, a nation-wide initiative to cultivate and support early-career arts professionals in order to strengthen the field across disciplines.

Members of Austin EAL are emerging professionals at organizations including KMFA 89.5, Texas Folklife Resources, Dance Waterloo, the Blanton Museum of Art and the Austin Film Festival.

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