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Advancing Equity in the Arts

by ArtsWestchester on June 30, 2022

ArtsWestchester Invests in Equity With the relaunch of its mission statement in 2021, ArtsWestchester also adopted a formal commitment to social justice, equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility (EDIA). The updated statement was the result of a year of organizational self-reflection and collaboration with consultant Donna Walker-Khune, a highly sought thought-leader in the arts and social … Read More »

News Briefs: July-August 2022

by ArtsWestchester on June 30, 2022

Measuring the Impact of the Arts The arts can entertain, engage, educate and even heal.  They can also help the economy.  Over the next year, ArtsWestchester will be participating in the “Arts & Economic Prosperity 6” study (AEP6), which is conducted by Americans for the Arts in partnership with ArtsWestchester and over 300 other arts … Read More »

At North Salem Schools, Art Provides an Avenue for Emotional Expression

by ArtsWestchester on June 30, 2022

by Sarah Divi, Communications Specialist at North Salem Central School District “Take a moment to focus…Get into a calm, peaceful headspace, find a safe place within you…and paint from there,” said artist Vicky Youngman as she led the assembled group through mindful breathing. Motion gradually returned to the North Salem Middle/High School cafeteria as faculty … Read More »

Community Storytelling by Way of Public Art

by Mary Alice Franklin on June 30, 2022

by Mary Alice Franklin, ArtsNews Editor “The unveiling will be a time for us all to get together outside and bask in our awesomeness,” says textile artist Amanda Browder. The artist is looking forward to the big reveal of her Metropolis Sunrise project this fall. The artwork has been five years in the making, but … Read More »