SERVICES

A.R.T./New York's programs, services, and events connect and enrich the New York City theatre community.

Want to Learn more?

Our last Open House was held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the A.R.T./New York Theatres. We will be hosting another one in 2018.



Ready To Apply?

To complete the application:

  • Select a staff and board representative.
  • Both of these representatives should complete a brief (one page or less) response to the question: What are your organization’s goals in terms of diversity, equity and inclusion? What is your organization doing well? What do you need to learn? These responses will need to uploaded to the application
  • Both representatives will need to provide scheduling and demographic information to complete the application.
  • To be considered for the first cohort, applications must be received by December 15, 2017.
  • To access the application you must log in under the organization's account (the username is typically the name of your organization with no spaces)

 

 

Diversifying Our Organizations

An intensive training in diversity, equity, and inclusivity

Thanks to a multi-year grant from the Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund, A.R.T. New York is launching a new program, Diversifying our Organizations. Working with the Raben Group’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team as well as Hewlett Consulting’s Center for Talent Innovation, Diversifying our Organizations will provide a DEI cohort for member organizations interested in building capacity to diversify their organizations: from their staff to their audiences and board members.

Each Diversity Cohort will be comprised of no more than 12 member organizations who possess interest or experience in diversifying their organizations. There are four cohort groups scheduled during the course of the Diversifying Our Organizations program. The program requires the participation of a staff leader and a board member who will commit to attending all eight workshops in their cohort. The first cohort will launch in January 2018, followed by groups beginning April 2018, October 2018, and March 2019.

Upon selection, cohort members will participate in a series of workshops to help them build a business case for diversity, ensure a culture of inclusion, think differently about who should be part of one’s organization as a director, address audience participation, and understand how diverse experiences and background will enhance the value of one’s theater.  With the support of diversity and inclusion experts, the DEI cohort will share concerns, opportunities, and lessons learned in embarking on an organizational diversity journey.

Please note that the program’s success requires the participation of a staff leader and a board member who will commit to attending all eight workshops. If your organization does not have a board, please contact Corinne Woods at cwoods@art-newyork.org for guidance on choosing a second participant.  This application requires responses from both the staff member and board member

The final sessions of the series will include social events where cohort members will be able to meet potential board members from diverse backgrounds. The dates for these events will be announced at a later date.

For more information about this program, please contact Corinne Woods, Programs Coordinator, at cwoods@art-newyork.org or (212) 244-6667 ext. 241.

 

 

Get To Know Our Facilitators

from Raben Group’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team


Alicin Williamson
 leads The Raben Group’s New York office, where she draws on her diverse experience conceiving of and managing large-scale initiatives in government affairs, media strategy, employee engagement, brand reputation, and communications to help advance her clients’ missions.

Diversity and inclusion play a central role in Alicin’s own mission, and she is a leader in that work for The Raben Group. Her clients range multinational corporations to national and local non-profit organizations.

Alicin partners with client senior leadership and management on vision alignment, thought leadership, and diversity and inclusion. She helped craft Airbnb’s original public policy strategy and their diversity work, worked with the board of NAMIC to create systems change and organizational redesign as they experienced a leadership transition. Alicin has led projects developing and implementing communications plans regarding key issues on diversity both externally and internally.

Prior to joining Raben, Alicin built her career fostering public affairs and corporate social responsibilities initiatives. She served as a Senior VP at MTV Networks and Viacom where she created the company’s Corporate Responsibility and Public Affairs department and helped build the Office of Global Inclusion to increase company visibility in diverse communities and aid diversity recruitment efforts. Alicin also partnered with Viacom Government Affairs, building coalitions between advocacy groups and corporate relations in support of the company’s legislative agenda and oversaw employee engagement.As a program director and Senior Program Officer at The Fund for the City of New York, Alicin provided technical assistance and capacity building to city agencies and nonprofit youth-serving organizations.Alicin has been recognized with a commendation from the City of New York for women’s leadership, induction to the YWCA Academy of Women Leaders, and a “Woman of Influence” award from Essence Magazine and several recognitions from the cable and telecommunications industry.Alicin serves on the board executive committees of the New York Urban League, Food Research and Action Center and as board chair of All Souls School. She previously was on the board of NAMIC and the USO.

 


Whitney Tome has worked with fishermen, environmentalists, advocates, political strategists, government employees, and thought leaders to develop the approach and solutions needed for the problem. Combining her facilitation skills, knowledge of environmental issues, and understanding of people, Whitney is able to walk into any room, ask the right questions, develop a strategy in the moment and leave everyone with action items and tasks.Prior to joining the Raben Group, Whitney served as the director of diversity and inclusion at the National Parks Conservation Association where she lead, defined and crafted metrics and measures for the organization’s diversity and inclusion efforts. Whitney has advised complex ocean stakeholder processes as a Program Manager and Mediator at the Meridian Institute including facilitating public meetings for regional ocean planning bodies that included state, federal and tribal partners.At Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Whitney served as a strategist, cat herder and trusted advisor in dozens of state and federal political campaigns. She also developed, launched and grew the Fisheries Leadership and Sustainability Forum – a partnership between EDF, Duke and Stanford. Whitney developed everything from the curriculum for fisheries managers to managing the steering committee, budget and partners for the Fisheries Forum.In developing the Fisheries Forum. Whitney adopted a ‘soup to nuts’ management process. She developed the curriculum for and identified experts in fisheries science, law and policy to help educate federal fisheries managers. Her subtle, yet persuasive approach with fishermen, state and federal employees earned her respect. Within a few short years, due to Whitney’s continuous relationship building, and well-executed and informative events, the National Marine Fisheries Service asked the Forum to lead an entire sector of the largest conference in the United States focused on the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act – Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries Conference.Whitney earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Middlebury College and a J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law. She also won the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Mediation Competition in Paris, France.In addition to serving as Counsel, Whitney is also the executive director for Green 2.0, an initiative to increase the racial diversity of the largest national environmental NGOs, foundations and federal government agencies.

 

 



Header: David Greenspan, Ugo Chukwu, Rachel Claire, Amir Darvish, Meg MacCary and Susan Hyon in the Target Margin Theater production of The (*) Inn (photo by Erik Carter)