Redefining Equity with Brain Arts Org

From the ArtsBoston Blog...

“Community engagement is not a checkbox, it is a lifestyle,” reads one of many posts on Brain Arts Org‘s Facebook page that call for Boston artists and art lovers to take action towards social justice. At this moment in time when many of Boston’s arts organizations are coming to terms with racial inequities that exist within their structures, Brain Arts is taking direct action to reevaluate themselves.

The nonprofit curates a breadth of creative projects that serve the Greater Boston area including the Dorchester Art Project and monthly newspaper Boston Compass. As many other arts organizations are experiencing, most of their projects are on pause due to COVID-19, but Brain Arts is using this uncertain time wisely. A message on their website indicates that they’re taking the time to shift their leadership structure to reflect the “balance of power and representation we would like to see in more organizations” —a minimum 50/50 representation of POC leadership.

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