Broward Cultural Council Diversity Statement

The arts uniquely empower the creative vitality of every identity. Broward Cultural Council understands that Broward County’s cultural vibrancy is due to its diversity. As such, Broward Cultural Council acknowledges that all cultures are vital to the arts and the promotion of a culturally democratic world.

Therefore, Broward Cultural Council supports the development, expression, and preservation of art and culture of all communities, groups and individuals. We work to ensure that diverse populations throughout the County have opportunities to appreciate and value the arts and to participate.
Recognizing that cultural diversity goes beyond language, ethnicity, race, and religion, to include crosscutting characteristics such as gender, sexual orientation, and range of ability and age, Broward Cultural Council seeks to build an appreciation for the qualities brought to bear by each individual and cultural group with whom we share community.

In order to provide informed, authentic leadership for the advancement of the arts, arts education, and arts access in Broward County, Broward Cultural Council is conscious of the need to promote diversity within the staff, board of directors, programs, audiences and written policies of our organization and those we serve.

Broward Cultural Council will create and adhere to policies that increase and support diversity within the organization and enhance staff understanding of diversity issues in order to achieve its mission effectively and provide leadership for the field. Broward Cultural Council will develop and evaluate strategic plans that include specific objectives for promoting diversity internally and in the field.

Broward Cultural Council will commit time and resources to promote involvement and expand leadership opportunity. Recognizing that historical and present day inequities must be acknowledged and addressed to promote the realization of the full power of each community's cultural assets, Broward Cultural Council works to advance policies and practices that support diversity, equity, and pluralism in the arts and culture sector.

Approved by the Broward Cultural Council on April 12, 2007