Panels & Interviews

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Paving the Way A Conversation with Leaders of Color in the Arts
ArtsBoston | Boston, MA – Dec. 12, 2017

“If this sector can’t be diverse and inclusive, who else can be?” Candelaria Silva-Collins asked at last night’s “Paving the Way: A Conversation with Leaders of Color in the Arts” at the Pao Arts Center in Boston. “Artists figure things out. Artists make a way where there’s no way. … If we can’t do this, and reflect our country and the whole world, who else can do this?”

The talk was presented by Boston’s Network for Arts Administrators of Color, which was launched last year by ArtsBoston, a consortium of local arts organizations, “to enhance the visibility of professionals of color in Greater Boston’s arts and culture sector, as well as widen the leadership pipeline and highlight opportunities for professional and personal growth in the field.” Click here to read more from the Wonderland Blog article about this event.


Leading from the Audience
ArtsEmerson | Boston – Oct 23 2017

For over twenty years, Susan Peevy, who hails from Washington DC —and Boston’s own Candelaria Silva-Collins, have brought African American audiences en masse to attend theatre and arts events. Through Peevy & Silva-Collins’ work, they empower people to attend more arts events, alter what’s on offer at those events, and educate arts administrators on how to build healthy and productive partnerships between community and institutions.

If the arts matter deeply to you, Leading From the Audience is your opportunity hear from two audience mavens who will inspire you to “raise your hand” and demand more! The conversation was moderated by David Dower, Co-Artistic Director of ArtsEmerson with special commentary from Victoria George, ArtsBoston Audience Lab Director and Founder of the Network of Arts Administrators of Color.

Ashley Judd: Bittersweet Humanitarianism
Ford Hall Forum

Black Economy, White Privilege
Ford Hall Forum