“Equity as Action” Workshop Series for arts/culture organizations

Region 2 Arts Council has contracted with Julie Bates MacGillis, of Julie Bates MacGillis Consulting, to bring to the region this timely workshop series! We invite interested arts/culture organizations located in Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Beltrami and Clearwater counties to register for this opportunity.

Equity as Action offers a framework for thinking about equity as action, an approach to implementation, and new tools and practices for you to try within your work and organization.

Wherever you are in this work, you are invited to bring your questions, bring your challenges, and bring your story. We will get started together to help you figure out your next step.

All workshops are held online via Zoom

registration extended to april 15


  • Workshop #1 offers a framework for thinking about (and doing!) this work, and can be taken alone, or as the first in a three-part series
    (Due to limited spaces, religious institutions, schools & higher ed institutions are not eligible for participation in parts 2&3)
  • Participation in the entire 3-part series will give your organization basic skills to support actions around the development of equity and inclusivity in your systems, structures and programming
  • Person(s) from any group/organization, must attend all three sessions to participate in this deeper dive
  • Organizations that attend the entire series will have the opportunity to receive a stipend to support their specific equity projects
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Equity as action:
What do we do differently to become more equitable and inclusive?
APRIL 22 – 9:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.

It’s not just what we do, but how we do it that matters! -Julie Bates MacGillis

This initial lecture-based workshop offers a framework for thinking about (and doing!) this work, and can be taken alone, or as the first in a three-part series.

What do we DO to become more equitable and inclusive?
What comes next?
Where do we go from here?

While many groups and organizations may have a commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity, they may not be clear on how to infuse this throughout their policy, process, programs, and activities.

Often, it is difficult to know what to do after the commitment has been made or the priority has been set. This workshop will walk you through the thinking that goes behind turning this intention into action.

OR Call us: 218-751-5447 or 800-275-5447
Registration extended to april 15


Applications to attend Workshops 2&3 will become available soon.
NOTE: A stipend will be given to those selected to attend. Only those who attend Workshop 1 will be eligible for attendance and a stipend.

workshop #2
Finding Clarity: Three Key Questions (Why Equity? Why Us? Why Now?)
MAY 20 – 9:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.

Ensure clarity of vision as you dig deeper into your organizational equity challenge by exploring three key questions:

Why Equity? Why Us? and Why Now?

Bring your real equity challenge and a copy of your organizational mission, vision, and values, and together we will get started to help you figure out your answers to these three key questions.

Pre-requisite: Workshop #1

JUNE 17 – 9:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.

Continue to develop new ways to put your values into action by assessing a specific area of your work through an equity lens!

In this workshop, we will discuss three key mechanisms for equity between organizations and the communities we serve.

Then, we will apply them to a real-world challenge you are working on right now.

Come with a specific area of your work in mind to address— it could be an external program or an internal process—and leave with new understanding of what actions you might take to make it more equitable.

Pre-requisites: Workshop #1 and Workshop #2

Funding for this series is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund