Mahaiwe’s commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access

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 to dedicate resources and take actions that:

Celebrate multiple forms of expression and respect diverse points of view;

Represent the breadth of human experience;

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

Include and give voice to the traditionally under-represented; and

Reflect our community, country, and world, and strive to meet our shared future; so that we

Ensure that Mahaiwe spaces remain respectful, inclusive, and safe; and

Foster conversations on the intersection of performance and social change.