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ACF 2019 Racial Equity and Inclusion Forum: Musical Creators Leading Change

September 7, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Are you an artistic director seeking to discover or present more diverse voices? Do you want to refresh your application process to ensure a greater pool of diverse candidates? Or are you an artist looking to engage with historically white institutions wanting to make more progress towards racial equity for composers? Join us September 7 from 8:30am – 4:30pm (CST) at the Twin Cities PBS (TPT) in St. Paul or through our live stream.

As an organization dedicated to living musical creators and cultivating a community for their work to thrive in, ACF strives to be diverse, inclusive, and equitable like many in our shared ecosystem. To do so, however, we must acknowledge the historical exclusion of non-white artists in the musical world – particularly Western European-based classical music – and provide a platform to the very artists we seek to support. We invite our community of artists, partners, colleagues, and leaders to join us in listening, learning, and discovering tangible ideas to activate more racially inclusive and equitable opportunities for creative musical artists today.


  • Inclusive programming and the context of presenting music by non-white artists
  • The process of seeking out and engaging non-white composers/creative artists
  • Refreshing the selection criteria to represent relevance and impact


  • Representatives experiencing, working in, and/or seeking to participate in building diversity and greater representation of non-white artists in musical presentations (artists, artistic administrators, music/artistic directors, executive directors, producers)
  • Artists seeking a forum for listening, learning, and connection about Racial Equity and Inclusion
  • Community members who want to participate/engage in ACF’s efforts to assess and revise our programs

The Racial Equity and Inclusion Forum is generously supported by an investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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September 7, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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TPT Street Space
172 4th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101 United States
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