Diversity Statement

Because the strongest art expresses and bridges personal perspective and shared humanity; because the arts have the power to influence and inspire all communities; because diversity drives creativity and enriches experience; because our mission is to serve our community; and because we have a role to play in advancing cultural and social change, the Board and staff of the Mahaiwe commit as follows:

To celebrate multiple forms of expression and respect diverse points of view;

To represent the breadth of human experience;

To welcome and affirm all individuals, including those from communities that have been marginalized or ignored;

To include and give voice to the traditionally under-represented; and

To reflect our community, country, and world, and strive to meet our shared future; in order

To ensure that Mahaiwe spaces remain respectful, inclusive, and safe; to foster conversations on the intersection of performance and social change; and to dedicate resources to generate substantive institutional growth.