Diversity in the Arts: Challenges and Opportunities

March 20, 2013  • Arts Program

A conversation with Aaron Dworkin (Founder/President, Sphinx Organization). The issue of diversity has been part of the arts conversation for decades, but what do diversity initiatives look like today? What can arts organizations do differently? How can music not only be relevant to but also serve diverse communities, and can creative programming help sustain the classical arts for generations to come? Dworkin spoke with Arts Program Director Damian Woetzel about this issue that has become an increasingly large part of the creative, social, and philanthropic agenda, and to discuss policies that can ensure progress in this area. Their conversation for the 2013 Washington Ideas Roundtable Series was a continuation of dialogues begun at the Sphinx Organization’s inaugural meeting on diversity on the performing arts, “SphinxCon,” convened the month previous in Detroit, MI.

The Washington Ideas Roundtable Series is made possible with the generous support of Michelle Smith and the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation.