At Resnicow and Associates, we are dedicated and actively working to center the values of diversity, accessibility, equity, and inclusivity in our work while simultaneously advocating for them in the broader community and art world.

We have been taking specific actions in pursuit of the five priority goals below that we see as key to the betterment of the arts and culture industry and a summary of our continuing work:

Creating opportunities for access and engagement

  • Longstanding partnerships with educational and equity-focused organizations committed to building pipelines to careers in the arts
  • Growing and investing in our summer internship program geared toward BIPOC candidates
  • Proactively building relationships with new and diverse publications and journalists
  • Support for employees to access art world events and organizations
  • Website and digital platforms screen-reader friendly

Increasing representation internally and within the broader art world

  • Continually refining our hiring process to reduce implicit bias
  • Actively recruiting at HBCUs, on-campus job fairs, and diversity-focused job boards
  • Partnerships with organizations that support and advocate for diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion

Establishing networks of support to create an inclusive, empowering environment

  • Long-running mentorship program
  • Investment in social and practical onboarding
  • Culture of individual and team recognition
  • Regular and formalized feedback
  • Clear channels for support and resources

Personal and collective responsibility

  • Company-wide implicit bias, harassment, and bystander trainings
  • Company donations to organizations doing the difficult work of addressing injustice
  • Extra day of PTO for employees to volunteer in their community
  • Participating in community drives and impact work

Increasing transparency around decision-making

  • Working with outside consultants to better serve client and employee needs
  • Annual presentations to staff on the state of the company and its goals moving forward
  • Encouraging clients to be transparent in their governance decisions and to establish channels of public accountability