The United Arts of Central Florida has just launched a new “Diverse Leadership Pipeline” program to help diversify local board leadership positions at local arts and cultural organizations.
The program is meant to help organizations to fill any board vacancies they may have while also connecting Central Florida arts and cultural organizations with the diverse populations they serve. Read, “not just white people.”
“This program is designed to help ensure the leadership of Central Florida’s arts and cultural community reflects our diverse population,” said Jennifer Evins, president, and CEO of United Arts. “Central Florida is one of the most diverse communities in the United States, and we feel like we are missing out on the leadership and perspectives of many skilled and passionate people who want to be engaged in our local arts, science, and historical organizations. We hope this will be the beginning of an incredible connection for all of us.”
“I’ve worked in the nonprofit sector for 20 years and it has always been a challenge to attract diverse board talent,” said Pamela Schwartz, executive director at the Orange County Regional History Center. “I’m happy United Arts heard the feedback from the arts community that we need help with board recruiting. This pipeline is incredibly important.”
Read more about the program by clicking HERE.