Category: Advising & Consulting

Let’s Talk: What Artists Need To Thrive

A collaboration between Authentic Arts and Media and Kenneth Rainin Foundation, are bringing in experts to answer your questions and dive deep into equity-related topics. This pilot is a new series that aims to demystify arts funding and grant making. Panel featuring Artists: Claudia Alick, Antoine Hunter, Laurel Lawson, Judith Smith AND Funders: Lane Harwell, Esther Grisham Grimm

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Justice Acronyms

Calling Up Justice works with folks who use a number of different ways to describe their practice. There are a number of different acronyms that are used to refer to initiatives that focus on promoting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). Some of the most common acronyms include:

EDI: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

DEI: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

IDEA: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility

JEDI: Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

DJEDI: Decolonization, Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

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HowlRound Anthology: Essays and Conversations from the First Ten Years

The Howlround anthology celebrates a decade of publishing essays, livestreaming events, and bringing theatre practitioners together to amplify progressive and disruptive ideas, and exists as a result of the thousands of theatremakers who have shared their collective wisdom through contributions to this commons-based free and open platform. In publishing this anthology, they hope to further our vision of a theatre field where resources and power are shared equitably in all directions, contributing to a more just and sustainable world. The writing highlighted offers a much-needed reminder that alternatives to the status quo are possible, and we are making them together by practicing otherwise everyday.

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Mosaic Network Narrative

In 2021 Calling Up Justice was contracted by Kyong’s Pacific beat to create and launch Mosaic Network Online Portal. We studied and interviewed representatives from several platforms such as and Circle and chose the Mighty Network Platform.
After designing the portal we created orientation materials. These included FAQ, live orientation sessions, written tutorials and videos. We also provided 1-hour long, bi-weekly Consultations for Portal Moderation and Maintenance to the Mosaic team for 21 months. We also posted content and engaged with the content of others while answering any questions.

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Public Speaking and Consults 2022

Calling Up Justice practice members speak on panels, provides lectures and workshops and support university students. Below is a selection of our gigs for 2022 that reflect our values and practice. This is not an exhaustive list but reflects some of the main thrusts of our practice.

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a diverse group of disabled people

Dis/Rep Overview

The Dis/Rep project is a yearly series of virtual engagements focused on disability representation and accessibility that began in 2020. It utilizes a variety of formats, including book club-style discussions, a Discord server for asynchronous participation, web content, and remote engagement activities. The project is designed to be an anti-ableist, anti-racist, queer, and trans-positive space, centering the needs and voices of the disability community.

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An IG Live Howlround Chat

The brilliant Claudia Alick talks about disability justice, the “half-bridge” of accessibility that many theatres built early in the pandemic and then abandoned, and the

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Followers Forever

followers forever. We are building a prototype that would allow audience to subscribe for updates if your account changes unexpectedly and inform your followers of your new location. Sign-up now to solve this issue for yourself and your audience!

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